Earthquake in Myanmar

Earthquake in Myanmar Natural Disasters

In the mountainous region of northern Myanmar, an earthquake, a magnitude of which was originally identified as a 7.0 magnitude, but later reduced to 6.8 points. Depth shock, recorded only 186 km from the city of Mandalay, was 9.8 km. According to local media reports, the death toll was at least 5 people. All of them at the time of death were near collapsing bridge, which run through the Irrawaddy River, the bridge was built by 80%.

In areas of the country, close to the epicenter, there have been numerous destruction, people received injuries of varying nature. Residents of Mandalay, the second largest commercial center of Myanmar, reported in an interview that clearly felt a strong vibration the surface, despite the considerable distance from the epicenter. In high-rise buildings of the city took off several glasses, possibly caused some other damage to property.

After the main shock was followed by several repeated attacks against the force of 5.0 points, which added to the panic in an already frightened group of people waited out the first push on the street. In any case, it was announced warning of a possible low tsunami from the Indian Ocean. Residents of neighboring Thailand and its capital Bangkok were also able to experience an earthquake.

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