Myanmar - Earthquake

Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 08:57 am
7.0-magnitude earthquakes strikes northeastern Myanmar, monitoring agency says
A monitoring agency says a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar. The quake struck near the southeast Asian country's borders with Thailand and Laos.
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 08:59 am

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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 09:03 am
Yikes... thanks for the info, hadn't seen this anywhere else yet.

Evidently 6.8 now.

Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 09:06 am
a co-worker got an email from one of our international colleagues
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 07:53 pm
Sounds like there are going to be quite a few casualties from this one too.


Over 25 killed in Myanmar quake: officials

(AFP) – 42 minutes ago

YANGON — At least 25 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed when a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near the Thai border, according to information from officials in both countries on Friday.

Tremors spread as far away as Bangkok, almost 800 kilometres (500 miles) from the epicentre, Hanoi and parts of China during the earthquake on Thursday, which the US Geological Survey (USGS) measured at magnitude 6.8.

A Myanmar official warned that there could be "many more casualties" in the town of Tarlay, close to the epicentre, as he confirmed 11 men and 13 women had been killed when the quake struck.

"Five monasteries and 35 buildings collapsed in the town. Those people were killed when the buildings collapsed," said the official, who declined to be named, adding some areas were difficult to access because roads were damaged.

Authorities in Thailand have confirmed one woman was killed on the Thai side of the border.
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Reply Thu 24 Mar, 2011 10:16 pm
Another opportunity for a member (who shall be nameless) to put it down to the vengeance of God for sexual perversion.
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Reply Fri 25 Mar, 2011 12:07 pm
The sub-continent of India is pushing northward towards Asia so there is going to be earthquakes there as well as from the 3 Gorges Dam. The amount of water held by the dam does affect tectonic movements.
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Reply Fri 13 Jan, 2012 01:10 am
I hope that the reports of Burmese causalities are accurate.
And that there are not many more deaths which haven't been reported by the controlling generals of that country.
In 2008 Cyclone Nargis caused terrible destruction there.
But the junta refused outside help, which was sorely needed.
Because of concerns about "outside interference".
At least 138,000 fatalities occurred.
....many nations and organizations hoped to deliver assistance and relief to Burma without delay; most of their officials, supplies and stores were waiting in Thailand and at the Yangon airport, as the Burmese junta declined to issue visas for many of those individuals. These political tensions raised the concern that some food and medical supplies might become unusable, even before the Burmese junta officially accepted the international relief effort.

So many unnecessary deaths of ordinary citizens.

Cyclone Nargis:

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