2011 Myanmar earthquake

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2011 Myanmar earthquake
Date 20:25:23, 24 March 2011 (+06:30) (2011-03-24T20:25:23+06:30)
Duration 1 minute
Magnitude 6.8 Mw
Depth 10 km (6.21 mi)
Epicenter location 20°42′18″N 99°56′56″E / 20.705°N 99.949°E / 20.705; 99.949Coordinates: 20°42′18″N 99°56′56″E / 20.705°N 99.949°E / 20.705; 99.949
Countries or regions affected Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, China, Vietnam
Max. intensity Mercalli IX
Casualties At least 120 killed, 200+ injured, 150+ missing [1]

The 2011 Myanmar earthquake was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake on March 24 in Shan State, Myanmar. Its hypocenter was 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) deep.[2] It had two aftershocks, one of magnitude 4.8, another at magnitude 5.4.[3] The quake's epicenter was 70 miles (110 km) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai, north of Mae Sai and southeast of Kentung.[4]

Casualties[change | edit source]

The Bangkok Post reported on 27 March 2011, that the death toll was "over 150", which is double the official figure of 75.[5]

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