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Earthquake In Myanmar, killing at least 25 people

At least 25 people were killed and dozens of buildings destroyed by the earthquake that shook Myanmar near the border areas with Thailand. An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale last night at around 20:55 local time.
As reported by The Straits March 25, 2011, an earthquake is felt up to a radius of 800 kilometers is located at coordinates 20:56 North latitude, 99.83 East Longitude.

Officers memperingkatkan Myanmar authorities that it is still possible toll to rise. Especially in the city Tarlay, the area closest to the epicenter. At this location has been confirmed that 11 men and 13 women were killed by the quake.

"The quake also destroyed five buildings and 35 monasteries in the middle of town. Most of the victims were killed by falling rubble," said the officer. According to him, there are some areas that are still difficult to penetrate earthquake evacuation team.

The quake centered around 585 kilometers northeast of Yangon, with a depth of 40 kilometers, it was also felt in Hanoi and some parts of China.

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), originally called the quake measuring 7 on the Richter scale. However, the power numbers were corrected to 6.8 earthquake on the Richter scale.

Aftershocks could occur with greater strength reaching 5.4 on the Richter scale. Center for the second aftershock was located around the border of Thailand and Laos with a depth of only 10 kilometers.

Myanmar also felt a strong quake in Yunnan region, the City Menghai. A total of 350 students had been evacuated due to the earthquake. Residents in southern China city of Nanning is located at a distance of 900 kilometers from the epicenter also feel the vibration. However, no significant damage at this location.

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nursingstikes said...

"day, March 25, 2011
Earthquake In Myanmar, killing at least 25 people"
Most earthquakes result from the release of energy generated by the pressure exerted by a moving plate. The longer the pressure was becoming enlarged and eventually reach the state where the pressure can not be arrested again by the edge of plate. That's when an earthquake will occur.
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