2011 Myanmar earthquake

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2011 Burma earthquake
2011 Myanmar earthquake is located in Myanmar
2011 Myanmar earthquake
UTC time2011-03-24 13:55:13
ISC event16357310
USGS-ANSSComCat
Local dateMarch 24, 2011 (2011-03-24)
Local time20:25:13 (UTC+06:30)
Duration1 minute
Magnitude6.9 Mw
Depth10 km (6.21 mi)
Epicenter20°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
Areas affectedBurma, Thailand, Laos, China, Vietnam
Max. intensityVI (Strong)
Casualties151 killed, 212 injured [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 | change 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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database 2011 – Annual Review". Earthquake Report. 9 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  2. "Magnitude 6.8 – MYANMAR". Archived from the original on 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2017-08-30.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. Earthquakes, USGS. "Magnitude 5.4 – MYANMAR". United States Geological Survey. Earthquake Hazards Program. Archived from the original on March 31, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  4. "North-east Burma hit by two 7.0 magnitude earthquakes". BBC. March 24, 2011. Archived from the original on March 25, 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011.
  5. Burmese quake toll 'over 150' | Bangkok Post: news