August 2016 Myanmar earthquake
|UTC time||2016-08-24 10:34:54|
|Local date||24 August 2016|
|Depth||84.1 km (52.3 mi)|
|Areas affected||Bangladesh |
|Max. intensity||VI (Strong)|
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Myanmar 25 km (16 mi) west of Chauk on 24 August 2016 with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). It struck at 5:04 pm local time (10:34 UTC), and was centered in an isolated area. The estimated depth was 84.1 km. Tremors from the earthquake were felt in Yangon, in the eastern cities of Patna, Guwahati, and Kolkata in India, in Bangkok in Thailand and in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. According to reports, several temples in the nearby ancient city of Bagan were damaged and four people were reported dead.
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- "Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar; tremors in Bengal, Assam". The Indian Express. 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- Shew Yee Saw Myint; Aung Hla Tun (24 August 2016). "Powerful earthquakes strikes central Myanmar, rattles region". Reuters. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- "Earthquake strikes Myanmar, damaging famed Bagan temples, police say". 24 August 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2016.
- Photos of Bagan after earthquake on Flickr
- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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