Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Hkamti District, Myanmar (Burma), 85 km southeast of Phek, India, on Saturday, August 6, 1988 at 00:36 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake - Hkamti District, Myanmar (Burma), 85 km southeast of Phek, India, on Saturday, August 6, 1988 at 00:36 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.3 earthquake at 91 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Aug 6, 1988 00:36:24 UTC
Magnitude: 7.3
Depth: 90.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 25.149°N / 95.127°E (Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma))
Antipode: 25.149°S / 84.873°W
Nearest volcano: Namyong (144 km / 89 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
85 km (53 mi) SE of Phek (Manipur, India) (pop: 15,100) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) ESE of Kohima (Nagaland, India) (pop: 92,100) --> See nearby quakes!
125 km (78 mi) ENE of Imphal (Manipur, India) (pop: 223,500) --> See nearby quakes!
127 km (79 mi) ENE of Thoubāl (Manipur, India) (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
137 km (85 mi) SE of Wokha (Nagaland, India) (pop: 54,000) --> See nearby quakes!
165 km (102 mi) ESE of Dimapur (Nagaland, India) (pop: 135,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) NNE of Mawlaik (Sagain) (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
366 km (228 mi) NNW of mandare (Mandalay) (pop: 1,208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
374 km (232 mi) NNW of Sitkaing (Sagain) (pop: 78,700) --> See nearby quakes!
610 km (379 mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw (pop: 925,000) --> See nearby quakes!
Primary data source: USGS (United States Geological Survey)
Estimated released energy: 5.6 x 1015 joules (1562 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1.3 x 106 tons of TNT or 84 atomic bombs!) More info
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7.391 kmMyanmar (Myanmar (Burma))USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (42 quakes)

  • 02 Aug 1990 02:31 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    170.5 km (105.9 mi) depth
    |
    60 km (37 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 31 Jul 1990 08:19 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    137 km (85 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 13 Jul 1990 03:24 UTC
    | M 4.2 |
    106.3 km (66.1 mi) depth
    |
    181 km (113 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 14 Jun 1990 15:28 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    60.7 km (37.7 mi) depth
    |
    113 km (70 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 04 Jun 1990 21:40 UTC
    | M 4.4 |
    83.7 km (52 mi) depth
    |
    177 km (110 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 24 May 1990 09:03 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    82.3 km (51.1 mi) depth
    |
    166 km (103 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Apr 1990 01:14 UTC
    | M 4.6 |
    102.4 km (63.6 mi) depth
    |
    136 km (84 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Apr 1990 15:15 UTC
    | M 4.5 |
    84.5 km (52.5 mi) depth
    |
    162 km (101 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 15 Mar 1990 19:25 UTC
    | M 4.0 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    139 km (87 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1990 20:01 UTC
    | M 4.1 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    147 km (91 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 08 Mar 1990 18:57 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    148 km (92 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 26 Feb 1990 01:31 UTC
    | M 4.8 |
    50.3 km (31.3 mi) depth
    |
    100 km (62 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 23 Jan 1990 15:40 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    33 km (20.5 mi) depth
    |
    131 km (81 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 11 Jan 1990 11:14 UTC
    | M 4.7 |
    141.8 km (88.1 mi) depth
    |
    26 km (16 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 10 Jan 1990 06:37 UTC
    | M 5.2 |
    86.5 km (53.7 mi) depth
    |
    84 km (52 mi) distance
    | USGS | Details
  • 09 Jan 1990 18:51 UTC
    | M 6.3 |
    119.2 km (74.1 mi) depth
    |
    46 km (28 mi) distance
    | USGS | Strong mag. 6.3 earthquake - Hkamti District, 150 km northeast of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma), on Tuesday, January 9, 1990 at 18:51 (GMT)
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