Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 33 km east of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Tuesday, August 16, 1938 at 04:28 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - 33 km east of Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma), on Tuesday, August 16, 1938 at 04:28 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 75 km depth

Date & time: Aug 16, 1938 04:28:01 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 75.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 22.752°N / 93.915°E (Hakha, Chin State, Myanmar (Burma))
Antipode: 22.752°S / 86.085°W
Nearest volcano: Lower Chindwin (133 km / 83 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
30 km (19 mi) SE of Palan (Falam, Chin) (pop: 5,400) --> See nearby quakes!
33 km (21 mi) ENE of Hakha (Chin) (pop: 20,000) --> See nearby quakes!
111 km (69 mi) SSW of Mawlaik (Sagain) (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
144 km (90 mi) WNW of Monywa (Sagain) (pop: 182,000) --> See nearby quakes!
164 km (102 mi) SE of Aizawl (Mizoram, India) (pop: 265,300) --> See nearby quakes!
184 km (114 mi) W of Shwebo (Sagain) (pop: 88,900) --> See nearby quakes!
198 km (123 mi) NW of Pakokku (Magway) (pop: 126,900) --> See nearby quakes!
239 km (149 mi) WNW of mandare (Mandalay) (pop: 1,208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) ESE of Dhaka (Bangladesh) (pop: 10,356,500) --> See nearby quakes!
406 km (252 mi) NW of Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 2 x 1015 joules (554 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 4.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 29.8 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.075 kmMyanmar-India border region (Myanmar (Burma))USGS
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