Important update 14:29 UTC : Thanks to ER reader Tarika, we have traced the Magnitude and depth of the earthquake. The Magnitude was rather strong with M4.3 and the depth very shallow at 14.2 km. Normally just below the minor damage level, but some cracks in walls cannot be excluded
Word of Thank You : Of course we will be continuing this article when more details are available, but at the moment we want to express our gratitude to the many people who informed earthquake-report.com on what was going on. In describing what was felt, we are able to make at least an estimate of what happened (excluding a strong to very strong earthquake, damage potential etc).
Important update 14:41 UTC : An ER reader wrote us a few moments ago : Myanmar authority said the epicenter was 35 miles south of Yangon in the sea and estimates that the magnitude would be 3-4.
Update 14:29 UTC : A Question for our Burmese / Myanmar readers :
Did you really felt a shaking feeling or only vibrations combined with sound ?
If the latter it may have been an explosion.
Update 14:23 UTC : This situation happens now and then in populated areas. Countries without an automated earthquake systems are leaving their population without any news, often for a long time. Politicians often underestimate the earthquake impact. Investing in such a system should be high priority for seismic sensitive countries.
Update 14:18 UTC : In case of a light or weak earthquake close to the capital, international seismic data may not arrive. If M4 to M4.5 it can take a while before we get to know the data.
The Myanmar earthquake was felt in Yangon, the nation’s capital.
We are currently waiting for more details from seismological agencies.
This can be a local weaker earthquake, or a stronger earthquake in a wider area.
We can almost exclude a very strong earthquake as it would have been reported by the international agencies by now.
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Most important Earthquake Data: (officious information)
Magnitude : M3-4
Local time at epicenter : ???
Depth (Hypocenter) : ???
35 km south of Yangon (in the Sea)
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