Breaking news:7.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Burma

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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 4:50 pm » by The57ironman


YANGON, Myanmar — A U.S. monitoring agency says a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar.

The quake struck Thursday night near the Southeast Asian country's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.

The U.S. Geological Survey says it struck at a depth of 140 miles (230 kilometers) — exceptionally deep. But it could be felt as far away as Bangkok, where buildings swayed.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to generate a destructive wave.
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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 4:55 pm » by Boondox681


I merged the two.
zaffs headline was better.
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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 5:03 pm » by Jammoon1


Now changed to 6.8 and 10 km deep?


This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 08:25:12 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region MYANMAR
Distances 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand

Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=109, Nph=109, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
Source USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)


Event ID usc0002aes

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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 5:04 pm » by Mumin


thanks for the updates.
It would be very helpful if you all could provide us with sources as well.

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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 5:06 pm » by Jammoon1



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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 5:08 pm » by The57ironman


updated 11 minutes ago 2011-03-24T14:36:51
The first 7.0-magnitude quake was just six miles (10 kilometers) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by another of the same strength but far deeper: 140 miles (230 kilometers).

The quakes struck along Myanmar's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to create a destructive wave
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PostThu Mar 24, 2011 5:13 pm » by Jammoon1


the57ironman wrote:updated 11 minutes ago 2011-03-24T14:36:51
The first 7.0-magnitude quake was just six miles (10 kilometers) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by another of the same strength but far deeper: 140 miles (230 kilometers).
The quakes struck along Myanmar's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.

Buildings swayed in Bangkok, 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the epicenter.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to create a destructive wave
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Ah, that explains it then. I wondered why there were two marked on the map on this site:

http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php


Incidentally, RSOE is exceptionally busy today. If you look at the Short Time Events list for today there are about three times as many as normal (although they may not all have occurred today). Very busy :?


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