Extremely dangerous and maybe destructive earthquake in Central Myanmar
Last update: November 11, 2012 at 2:15 am by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
Update 02:14 UTC : The greater epicenter area is currently rattled with very powerful aftershocks. these can go on for days and even weeks after such a massive earthquake.
- Seismologists all over the world are currently calculating the improved versions of the preliminary data. These can differ seriously from the initial ones.
- Residents from Mandalay, the second biggest commercial city in central Myanmar, told Reuters that they felt a very strong tremor. ”I’ve never felt such strong tremor. I also heard some loud noises and the light went out. No idea about the damage,” a resident said.
Update 01:58 UTC : Following USGS calculations, 23000 people may have experienced a severe MMI VII shaking. Such shaking can be very damaging, especially for houses which have been build without earthquake resistant methods. The figure below is very alarming as the orange part is at great risk for damage.
Update 01:38 UTC : We do absolutely NOT like what we see. Also the nearby Chinese seismological instruments are reporting a Magnitude of M7.0 at a depth of 20 km ! Such an earthquake at this depth is very destructive !
Update 01:47 UTC : If the earthquake parameters are confirmed, we call more than 1 million people at risk for damage and eventual injuries. This number of people is living whitin a radius of 50 km from the epicenter?
We have to stress that all the current data is preliminary and maybe modified down- or upwards later on. Let’s hope the numbers will decrease.
We will soon start an in-depth article on this probably very damaging earthquake.
A very dangerous earthquake just occurred in Myanmar. The preliminary Magnitude is M6.7 ! at a depth of 30 km.
If these parameters are confirmed, we have to call this earthquake extremely dangerous.
Based on the readers present in our site, this earthquake was also felt in Thailand.
Distances from the epicenter :
27km (17mi) E of Shwebo, Myanmar
62km (39mi) NNW of Mandalay, Myanmar
69km (43mi) SW of Mogok, Myanmar
72km (45mi) N of Sagaing, Myanmar
308km (191mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar
Update 01:29 UTC : USGS is making this earthquake even more dangerous as it is reporting a Magnitude of M7.0 at a depth of 33.7 km
These data can indicate a VERY DAMAGING earthquake [link to earthquake-report.com