Strong Earthquake Rocks Parts of Myanmar

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, January 12, 2018

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck 37.5 km west of Pyu, Myanmar on Jan 12 at 12:26 am near the epicenter.

The earthquake was followed by three weaker tremors in the region.

The epicentre was located in a sparsely populated region.

Earthquakes are relatively common in Myanmar, where six strong quakes of 7.0 magnitude or more struck between 1930 and 1956 near the Sagaing Fault.

The Sagaing Fault is a major fault in Burma, a continental transform fault between the Indian plate and Sunda Plate that connects spreading centers in the Andaman Sea and the continental convergence zone along the Himalayan front.



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