Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma)) on Saturday, January 5, 1991 at 14:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake - Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma)) on Saturday, January 5, 1991 at 14:57 (GMT)

Major magnitude 7.0 earthquake at 20 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.
Date & time: Jan 5, 1991 14:57:11 UTC
Magnitude: 7
Depth: 19.7 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.613°N / 95.901°E (Myanmar (Burma))
Antipode: 23.613°S / 84.099°W
Nearest volcano: Singu Plateau (102 km / 63 mi)
Nearby towns and cities:
99 km (62 mi) NW of Mogok (pop: 90,800) --> See nearby quakes!
118 km (73 mi) N of Shwebo (pop: 88,900) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) E of Mawlaik (pop: 44,500) --> See nearby quakes!
153 km (95 mi) WSW of Bhamo (pop: 47,900) --> See nearby quakes!
183 km (114 mi) N of mandare (pop: 1,208,100) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NNW of Pyin Oo Lwin (pop: 117,300) --> See nearby quakes!
185 km (115 mi) NNE of Monywa (pop: 182,000) --> See nearby quakes!
193 km (120 mi) N of Sitkaing (pop: 78,700) --> See nearby quakes!
248 km (154 mi) SW of Myitkyina (pop: 90,900) --> See nearby quakes!
431 km (268 mi) N 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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7.020 kmMyanmar (Myanmar (Burma))USGS
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Aftershocks

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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (37 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Depth
LocationDetails
Jan 1, 1993 23:49
29 years ago
4.3

96 km
Kale District, 66 km SE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Dec 22, 1992 00:19
29 years ago
4.0

33 km
Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, 208 km W of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 11, 1992 23:09
29 years ago
4.4

88 km
Kale District, 95 km NW of Monywa, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Oct 30, 1992 13:32
29 years ago
4.7

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Oct 24, 1992 15:19
29 years ago
4.3

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Oct 4, 1992 21:18
29 years ago
4.4

60 km
Tamu District, Myanmar (Burma), 40 km E of Kakching, IndiaMore
Sep 6, 1992 23:07
29 years ago
4.5

122 km
Hkamti District, 118 km NE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jul 2, 1992 22:10
29 years ago
3.8

155 km
71 km N of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jun 23, 1992 03:34
29 years ago
4.5

33 km
50 km NE of Shwebo, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jun 15, 1992 03:57
29 years ago
4.2

71 km
Kale District, 97 km NW of Shwebo, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jun 15, 1992 02:48
29 years ago
6.3

17 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
May 28, 1992 14:08
30 years ago
4.6

90 km
Kale District, 84 km S of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Apr 15, 1992 01:32
30 years ago
5.7

116 km
Myanmar-India border region (Myanmar (Burma))More
Mar 25, 1992 22:32
30 years ago
5.2

106 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Mar 8, 1992 11:25
30 years ago
4.6

83 km
Kale District, 57 km SE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Mar 1, 1992 15:37
30 years ago
4.0

84 km
Kale District, 31 km SE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Dec 14, 1991 07:04
30 years ago
4.4

97 km
24 km NE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Nov 17, 1991 03:39
30 years ago
4.3

33 km
45 km E of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Oct 26, 1991 14:28
30 years ago
4.5

33 km
Myanmar-China border region (Myanmar (Burma))More
Sep 30, 1991 18:35
30 years ago
4.7

75 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Aug 4, 1991 12:38
30 years ago
4.7

43 km
Katha District, Sagaing Region, 127 km NW of Mogok, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jul 29, 1991 00:40
30 years ago
4.6

119 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jul 23, 1991 21:58
30 years ago
4.1

52 km
Myanmar-China border region (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jul 19, 1991 07:05
30 years ago
4.8

121 km
Hkamti District, Myanmar (Burma), 96 km SE of Phek, IndiaMore
Jun 25, 1991 06:08
30 years ago
4.0

104 km
Kale District, 43 km S of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Apr 21, 1991 06:57
31 years ago
4.1

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Mar 11, 1991 07:54
31 years ago
3.9

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Mar 7, 1991 20:58
31 years ago
4.4

109 km
Hkamti District, Sagaing Region, 211 km W of Myitkyina, Myanmar (Burma)More
Mar 1, 1991 14:00
31 years ago
4.3

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Feb 13, 1991 10:34
31 years ago
4.6

34 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Feb 6, 1991 19:38
31 years ago
4.0

138 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jan 26, 1991 17:20
31 years ago
4.8

33 km
Myanmar-China border region (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jan 23, 1991 06:07
31 years ago
5.3

115 km
Hkamti District, 147 km NE of Mawlaik, Sagaing Region, Myanmar (Burma)More
Jan 13, 1991 06:35
31 years ago
3.8

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jan 10, 1991 19:54
31 years ago
4.7

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jan 5, 1991 16:04
31 years ago
5.2

32 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More
Jan 5, 1991 15:38
31 years ago
4.3

33 km
Myanmar (Myanmar (Burma))More

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