Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake M 6.8 hit Myanmar

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake Magnitude 6.8 hit Myanmar on November 11, 2012 at 01:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter location was 56 km (34 miles) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar and 117 km (72 miles) N of Mandalay, Myanmar at coordinates 23.014°N, 95.883°E. Recorded depth by USGS was 9.8 km (6.1 miles). EMSC is reporting magnitude 6.6 earthquake and depth of 10 km. Chinese seismological instruments are reporting a Magnitude of M7.0 at a depth of 20 km.

The earthquake occurred at the meeting of the Shan Fault (which caused the 1912 quake) and the Sagaing fault (1931 and 1956 quakes) and was felt in all the neighbouring countries, Thailand, China and India.. The greater epicenter area is currently rattled with very powerful aftershocks.

GDACS said that this earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the Magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability. There are 2 640 000 people within 100km

An official at the National Earthquake Information Division, said it was the strongest quake in the area since a 6.0-magnitude quake in 1991.

By latest reports (12:00 UTC, November 11, 2012), there were 14 confirmed deaths, over 100 people have been injured.

Canton News reports that the death toll has risen to 21 people. International press, partly informed by NGO’s and Eleven talks about 14 people killed.

The Myanmar government still claims that 2 people have been killed.

Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 01:12:38 UTC
  • Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 07:42:38 AM at epicenter
Location 23.014°N, 95.883°E
Depth 9.8 km (6.1 miles)
Region MYANMAR
Distances 56 km (34 miles) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar
59 km (36 miles) WNW of Mogok, Myanmar
117 km (72 miles) N of Mandalay, Myanmar
123 km (76 miles) NNW of Maymyo, Myanmar
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 12.7 km (7.9 miles); depth +/- 2.6 km (1.6 miles)
Parameters NST=333, Nph=334, Dmin=445.3 km, Rmss=1.22 sec, Gp= 14°,
M-type=(unknown type), Version=D
Source
  • Magnitude: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
    Location: USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)
Event ID usc000dqqw
 


 

Aftershocks and world earthquakes list

The day started with Magnitude 4.9 earthquake that struck Sichuan-Chongqing border region, China at 00:59 UTC at depth of 9.6 km. Only 13 minutes later, a very strong earthquake Magnitude 6.8 strikes Myanmar at depth of 9.8 km. A strong aftershock, Magnitude 5.8 (USGS), strikes the same region again at 10:54 UTC at same depth; it was M 6.2 by the Chinese authorities.


Below is a list of world earthquakes for November 11, 2012 (Update time 16:13 UTC). Myanmar earthquakes are highlighted in red.



MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s
LAT
deg
LON
deg
DEPTH
km
 Region
 5.1   2012/11/11 14:56:12  -10.750   164.813 30.2  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION
 2.6 2012/11/11 12:57:30   62.543  -151.464 129.0  CENTRAL ALASKA
 5.8   2012/11/11 10:54:42    22.757    95.901  9.8   MYANMAR
 4.3 2012/11/11 10:32:15   12.125   -88.092 34.9  NEAR THE COAST OF NICARAGUA
 2.6 2012/11/11 08:20:32   18.792   -65.082 48.0  VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
 4.7   2012/11/11 08:02:28   3.239   -31.452 10.0  CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
 4.8   2012/11/11 07:52:36   -5.835   130.194 7.0  BANDA SEA
 4.0 2012/11/11 07:24:20  -33.959   -72.432 18.0  OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
 3.1 2012/11/11 06:28:47   58.313  -156.404 190.0  ALASKA PENINSULA
 4.8   2012/11/11 05:46:49  -33.990   -72.124 17.7  OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
 4.4 2012/11/11 05:40:12   13.897   -91.523 67.3  OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
 2.7 2012/11/11 05:39:15   33.938  -116.032 1.9  SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 4.5   2012/11/11 05:24:46   -8.623   118.366 116.2  SUMBAWA REGION, INDONESIA
 2.8 2012/11/11 05:24:19   18.154   -67.073 23.0  PUERTO RICO
 4.7   2012/11/11 05:15:49   37.541   141.607 35.5  NEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
 4.6   2012/11/11 05:10:57  -33.945   -72.153 19.5  OFFSHORE LIBERTADOR O'HIGGINS, CHILE
 4.8   2012/11/11 05:01:16  -17.255  -177.766 578.4  FIJI REGION
 4.4 2012/11/11 04:57:46   13.433   -91.743 43.0  OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
 4.5   2012/11/11 04:11:33  -17.706  -178.392 459.0  FIJI REGION
 4.8   2012/11/11 02:55:45  -11.674   166.218 91.5  SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
 2.7 2012/11/11 02:02:27   61.615  -152.529 0.0  SOUTHERN ALASKA
 5.0   2012/11/11 01:32:28    22.708    95.897  10.1   MYANMAR
 5.0   2012/11/11 01:29:59    22.812    95.942  10.1   MYANMAR
 4.6   2012/11/11 01:19:34   6.551   -82.171 19.6  SOUTH OF PANAMA
 6.8   2012/11/11 01:12:38    23.014    95.883  9.8   MYANMAR
 4.9   2012/11/11 00:59:00   29.309   105.262 9.6  SICHUAN-CHONGQING BORDER REGION, CHINA

Tags: MYANMAR

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