Two 7.0 Earthquakes Strike Myanmar

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Two strong earthquakes struck northeastern Myanmar less than a minute apart Thursday night. They could be felt as far away as Bangkok, but a tsunami was not generated.
The first 7.0-magnitude quake was just six miles (10 kilometers) deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was followed by another of the same strength but far deeper: 140 miles (230 kilometers).
The quakes struck along Myanmar's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.
Buildings swayed in Bangkok, 500 miles (800 kilometers) south of the epicenter.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says it was located too far inland to create a destructive wave.

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  • by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2011 at 09:58 AM
    How many earthquakes have we had in the last 10 years.Look at the damage.Now they are getting stronger & going further.What is the earth telling us.So many get killed building so close to the cost lines or in the mountains,even wild fires are taking there tolls with homes & wild life.Has mankind ruined thingss so bad that now mother nature wants revenge.Or is what the bible says coming to pass.either way man is going to suffer.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 at 06:32 PM
    The earth is doing what it has to do.One thing leads to another.When one plate shifts many have to.Till the next big quake.Any one that thinks the usa will never have a real big one again is so wrong.We don't know where or when.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 25, 2011 at 05:00 AM
    greg,to find out your answers read the best history book with all answers in it."the bible"In the bible it says many earthquakes will come,the mountain will fall.Well the plates have went up as far as they they need to come back the other way.I know many have different answers to what is going to happen or not happen,as they do not believe what the good book says.After all the Government has nothing to do with the bible in the way they do things.This may be why the world is a mess?I guess it is the time where One is right & one is wrong in what will come to pass.We all can choose what we believe & what we do.It depends on what one chooses to believes & believes in.Science has it views,the bible has it views.Nature will do what is is suppose to.I believe humans have ruined a lot on this earth.Man will pay the price.
  • by Greg Sitler on Mar 24, 2011 at 09:40 AM
    I'm usually not much of a doom, despair, type of person but the recent out break of natural disasters is kind of making me wonder. Is Mother Earth tired of our wicked ways and starting the process of giving us the boot.
  • by matt Location: smith on Mar 24, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    It's Burma not myanmar! get it right.
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