Breaking: Myanmar Quake Kills 70 People

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According to the dating site maryland, this quake in Myanmar has the following statistics:

Magnitude 6.8 – MYANMAR

2011 March 24 13:55:12 UTC

Earthquake Details

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Location 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)

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

More details about possible damage, tsunami, and casualties (if any) will be forthcoming.  Check back with us for regular updates which will be listed below as they happen.


According to RT (Russian Times):

Strong 7.0-magnitude quake shakes Myanmar

A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake has struck northeastern Myanmar, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake rocked country’s border with Thailand and Laos on Thursday at 02:33 p.m. GMT at a depth of 230km. The tremor could be felt as far as Bangkok, where buildings swayed. There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties.


From CNN: No Tsunami expected. 

More info here:

Earthquake hits Myanmar near China and Thailand borders


According to Asia Pacific News:

A strong earthquake struck Myanmar near the Thai border on Thursday, killing at least two people, including a child, officials from both countries said, with shaking felt across southeast Asia.

Tremors spread as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres south of the epicentre, Hanoi and Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.


It is now being reported that 2 magnitude 7 quakes struck Myanmar.  The first was only 6 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).


According to Al Jazeera, More than 70 people have died after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar-Thailand border area. Read more: