M6.8 earthquake - 56km NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar, Sunday, 11 November 2012 at 01:12 (GMT)

Updated: Sep 23, 2021 09:42 GMT
Update Sun 11 Nov 13:20
An extremely dangerous shallow (10 km) 6.8 magnitude earthquake occurred this morning in Mynamar (former Burma) at 07:42 local time. The quake was felt all over the country and in Thailand and parts of China.
Early reports mention 14 fatalities, but it has to be feared that this number will increase a a lot since the these reports came from areas far from the epicenter where significant destruction and casualties could be expected.
Several aftershocks of magnitudes 5-6 have occurred already.
The epicenter is about 400 km from the complex tectonic border with the Himalaya and 200 km east of the tectonic plate boundary between the Indian and Eurasian plate. The quake occurred at the intersection of 2 important regional fault lines, the Shan Fault (which caused the 1912 quake) and the Sagaing fault (1931 and 1956 quakes).

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - 53 km north of Shwebo, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma), on Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:12 (Asia/Rangoon)

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake - 53 km north of Shwebo, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma), on Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:12 (Asia/Rangoon)

Major magnitude 6.8 earthquake at 10 km depth

11 Nov 01:31 UTC: First to report: USGS after 19 minutes.
Date & time: Nov 11, 2012 01:12:38 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:12 (Asia/Rangoon)
Magnitude: 6.8
Depth: 9.8 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.014°N / 95.8832°E (Shwebo District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma))
Antipode: 23.014°S / 84.117°W
Nearest volcano: Singu Plateau (19 km / 12 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
53 km (33 mi) NNE of Shwebo (Sagain) (pop: 88,900) --> See nearby quakes!
65 km (40 mi) W of Mogok (Mandalay) (pop: 90,800) --> See nearby quakes!
117 km (73 mi) N of Mandalay (pop: 1,208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
124 km (77 mi) NNW of Pyin Oo Lwin (Mandalay) (pop: 117,300) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) NE of Monywa (Sagain) (pop: 182,000) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) N of Sitkaing (Sagain) (pop: 78,700) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) N of Sitkaing (Sagain) (pop: 78,700) --> See nearby quakes!
166 km (103 mi) ESE of Mawlaik (Sagain) (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
180 km (112 mi) NNE of Myingyan (Mandalay) (pop: 141,700) --> See nearby quakes!
364 km (226 mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 1 x 1015 joules (278 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 2.4 x 105 tons of TNT or 14.9 atomic bombs!) More info
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

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Mag.DepthLocationSource
6.89.8 km52km NNE of Shwebo, MyanmarUSGS
6.810 km MYANMAREMSC
6.815 kmMyanmarGFZ
6.810 kmMyanmarGeoAu
6.613 kmMyanmarBMKG
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User reports for this quake (10)

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Mandalay, Myanmar / Violent shaking (MMI IX) : quaking continuously. Floor timber plunks are shaking like playing piano.  
Bangkok / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Chiang Mai / Light shaking (MMI IV)
MANDALAY,MYANMAR / Very strong shaking (MMI VII)
Bangkok / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Pai, Thailandk / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Bangkok, Thailand / Moderate shaking (MMI V)
Bangkok, Thailan / Light shaking (MMI IV)
Imphal (India, 288 km NW of epicenter) : It lasted for nearly 2 minutes. (reported through EMSC)  
Bangkok (Thailand, 1129 km SE of epicenter) : Low frequency shake - blinds moving, building swaying. (reported through EMSC)  
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (19 quakes)

  • 03 May 2013 00:42 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    56 km (34.8 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 30 Mar 2013 20:04 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    33.8 km (21 mi) depth
    |
    12 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Jan 2013 11:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    115.2 km (71.6 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 2012 15:20 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    34.2 km (21.3 mi) depth
    |
    28 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Dec 2012 13:59 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    20.5 km (12.7 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 22 Dec 2012 16:41 UTC
    | M 5.5 |
    126.6 km (78.7 mi) depth
    |
    133 km (83 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 20 Dec 2012 05:56 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    9.7 km (6 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Dec 2012 02:17 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    23.5 km (14.6 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 03 Dec 2012 11:55 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    16.8 km (10.4 mi) depth
    |
    25 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 28 Nov 2012 12:11 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    39 km (24 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Nov 2012 10:24 UTC
    | M 4.3 |
    14.9 km (9.3 mi) depth
    |
    53 km (33 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 19 Nov 2012 17:25 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    38.1 km (23.7 mi) depth
    |
    13 km (8 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Nov 2012 14:04 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    2 km (1.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (16 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 13 Nov 2012 18:28 UTC
    | M 4.9 |
    21.8 km (13.5 mi) depth
    |
    22 km (13 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2012 18:19 UTC
    | M 5.6 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    24 km (15 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2012 14:45 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    10 km (6.2 mi) depth
    |
    27 km (17 mi) distance
    | EMSC | Details
  • 11 Nov 2012 10:54 UTC
    | M 5.8 |
    9.8 km (6.1 mi) depth
    |
    29 km (18 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2012 01:32 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10.1 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    34 km (21 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Nov 2012 01:29 UTC
    | M 5.0 |
    10.1 km (6.3 mi) depth
    |
    23 km (14 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details

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