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

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 52km NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar on Sunday, 11 November 2012

Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake  - 52km NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar on Sunday, 11 November 2012
Date & time: Sunday, 11 November 2012 01:12 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 (Myanmar (Birmanie))
Nearest volcano: Singu Plateau (19 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 1*10^15 J (278 GWh / 2.4*10^5 tons of TNT / 14.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- Merci!.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Sun, 11 Nov 2012
Sun, 11 Nov 01:12 UTCM 6.8 / 10 km MYANMAREMSC
Sun, 11 Nov 01:12 UTCM 6.8 / 15 kmMyanmarGFZ
Sun, 11 Nov 01:12 UTCM 6.8 / 10 kmMyanmarGeoAu
Sun, 11 Nov 01:12 UTCM 6.5 / 1 kmMyanmarGeoAu
Sun, 11 Nov 01:12 UTCM 6.6 / 13 kmMyanmarBMKG

For an in-depth report on this earthquake, please visit the in-depth article of Earthquake-Report.
shake map
(shakemap: USGS)
"I felt it" reports:
Mandalay, Myanmar / MMI IX (Violent shaking): quaking continuously. Floor timber plunks are shaking like playing piano.
Bangkok / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
MANDALAY,MYANMAR / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Bangkok / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Pai, Thailandk / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Thailand / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bangkok, Thailan / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Imphal (India) (288 km NW from epicenter)(no details): It lasted for nearly 2 minutes. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (1129 km SE from epicenter)(no details): Low frequency shake - blinds moving, building swaying. (via EMSC)


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