Myanmar earthquake

(Last Updated On: August 12, 2009)

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”.


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7 Replies to “Myanmar earthquake”

  1. 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.

  2. 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. 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

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