Myanmar earthquake

An earthquake of 7.6 Richter scale struck in the Indian Ocean early this morning, prompting US Government to issue Tsunami warning for the region. An earth quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale was reported by the USGS today. The earthquake struck near Andaman Island, in Indian Ocean, at 19:55:39 GMT (1:55:39 local time), 260 km (190 miles) north of Andaman Island and 365 km (225 miles) south of Bassein (Pathein) in Myanmar.

Tsunami warning

The earthquake prompted US government to issue Tsunami watch for the local countries including Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, India and Bangladesh. The tsunami warning was cancelled a few hours later “as sea levels indicated that a significant tsunami was not generated.”

Andaman Island earthquake map

Andaman Island earthquake map

In Yangon

The earthquake was felt by people in Rangoon this morning. One Rangoon (Yangon) resident reported his event:

There was strong earthquake in Yangon at 2:28 am, August 11. My condo was shaking steadily about 1 minute. I think it might be the first strong earthquake after Tsunami. It’s really something. My heart is still beating.” – Nyi Lynn Seck

Another Yangon resident also writes about his experience:

It was around 2:20 AM in Yangon. We felt the earthquake. It was quite strong. People woke up and run out of their houses. Now, it already stopped.” – Thethtoo

Omen

Some Yangon (Rangoon) residents are wondering if the earthquake means something of an omen. One Facebook member from Myanmar commented “Omens are coming” while the other commented “It is real omen. This year, there were two solar eclipses and three lunar eclipses. All are extraordinary events”.

7 comments for “Myanmar earthquake

  1. September 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    An earthquake which is also known as a tremor or temblor is the result of a sudden release of energy in the Earth’s crust that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes are recorded with a seismometer, also known as a seismograph.

    We don’t need to panic when there’s an earthquake, all we have to do is to calm down and solemnly pray. The best way to do is to go under the table or under any strong place.

    • Buffett
      March 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm

      cannot stay under table or any strong place when quake happend!!!!!!!
      it is same idea as if u stay inside car (a box)…

    • gene lobATO
      March 25, 2011 at 6:15 am

      not under the table, on its side where there is a triangular zone of safety around furniture

    • red
      March 26, 2011 at 1:44 pm

      THE SAFEST WAY IS TO GO OUT IN THE OPEN SPACE WITH NO OBSTRUCTION THAT WILL FALL DOWN ON YOU!

  2. Sarah Jane Swampy
    March 25, 2011 at 2:07 am

    Yes, there are alot of Earthquakes and everything else due to the Earth replenishing itself. And it does not care what is in the way. If man didn’t advance so quickly and vastly, we could have saved our World for another 100 years. Plus there is no need for panic and superstitions, I will base it on man destroying out world.

  3. brendan
    March 25, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    yes, i agree, pray and dont panic, maybe dont stay inside though but somewhere open if possible only, we are thinking of you here in tasmania

  4. March 26, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Not safe either to stand on open ground during earth quake because there is a posiblity that the ground may be splitting and we will be burried alive.

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