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Earthquake was felt in Yangon by employee of the newly opened shopping Mall on Pyay road. Emergency calls had been made to family and friends and there were reports that some building had cracks as a result of 7.0 magnitude earthquake near Thai and Myanmar border in the north. Google Earth epicenter location

Here is the Preliminary report from USGS – USGS Link …

Earthquake Details
This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.
Magnitude7.0 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes) Date-Time
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:36 UTC
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 08:25:36 PM at epicenter
Location20.898°N, 99.883°E Depth229.4 km (142.5 miles) set by location program Region MYANMAR Distances
111 km (69 miles) N (3°) from Chiang Rai, Thailand
155 km (96 miles) SW (219°) from Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
252 km (156 miles) NNE (22°) from Chiang Mai, Thailand
434 km (270 miles) NW (319°) from VIENTIANE, Laos
Location UncertaintyError estimate not available ParametersNST= 14, Nph=0, Dmin=0 km, Rmss=0 sec, Gp=104°,
M-type=”moment” magnitude from initial P wave (tsuboi method) (Mi/Mwp), Version=B Source
NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
Event IDpt11083001

The epicentre is pretty sparsely populated to judge by the sat photo here, about 50km north of Mong Hpayak.

http://www.nationmul…a-30151761.html
This post has been edited by cdnvic: Yesterday, 21:37
Reason for edit: fixed changed USGS link/added Nation link
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0002aes.php
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