6.8-quake strikes Myanmar
March 24th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

6.8-quake strikes Myanmar

A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported.

It had a magnitude of 6.8, the survey said, revising the estimate down from an initial reading of 7.0.

It was a relatively shallow quake, which can be very destructive.

The Geological Survey initially said the quake had a depth of 142 miles (230 kilometers), but it later revised its estimate to say the quake was 6 miles (10 kilometers) deep, putting it fairly close to the surface.

A second quake hit about half an hour later, with a preliminary magnitude of 4.8, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The center of the quake was 589 kilometers (365 miles) northeast of Yangon, and 772 kilometers (479 miles) north of Bangkok, Thailand. It was 104 miles (168 kilometers) south-southwest of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China.

A destructive tsunami is not expected, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.  In advice to government agencies, the center said the quake "is located too far inland and too deep inside the earth to generate a tsunami in the Indian Ocean."

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  1. lesmana

    MAY 21, 2011 !!! Familyradio.com. Take it seriously or despise it !! MARK YOUR CALENDER !! MAY 21, 2011 the Day of The RAPTURE !

    March 24, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. lesmana

    In September 2006, in my sleep I got 2 related dreams !!! The first dream was about the Rapture and in second dream I saw and heard numbers appeared in the black skies "SUDAH DITENTUKAN 2011" or in English "IT IS APPOINTED 2011" let us humble ourselves and Seek God's mercy !!! ZEPH 2:3

    March 24, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    Another fine place to get a milk shake!

    March 24, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bob

    I feel the earth move under my feet
    I feel the sky tumbling down
    I feel my heart start to trembling
    Whenever you're around

    Oh, baby, when I see your face
    Mellow as the month of May
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    When you look at me that way

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    I feel the sky tumbling down
    I feel my heart start to trembling
    Whenever you're around

    Oh, darling, when you're near me
    And you tenderly call my name
    I know that my emotions
    Are something that I just can't tame
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    Tumbling down
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    March 24, 2011 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • JackTheNipper

      I feel my bowels move under my gut
      I feel my drawers sliding down...

      March 25, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. NautyLittleOne

    Omg!. You guys are killing me....LOL. We can all laugh about these things, and its all good, but we certainly wouldn't be laughing when our homes start shaking. Here in California, we had one of our largest Quakes in a long time on Easter Sunday.....Hmm?........All I saw was a bunch of angry Hispanics yelling that it spilled their Tacate..... It is what it is, or as Bill Clinton says..."*It all depends on what your definition of "is" "is"........good luck to all of us, and be prepared. That's all we can do..........

    March 25, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. JackNukeMaster

    GOD said this was going to happen in the end. And with Obama and all his stuff is also paving the way to the New World Order. Can I get and AMEN Now when the Obama claims to be the Messiah. Oop's I mean the antichrist.... Which will be real soon here. Not in 2012 like people think, but more like May 2011. Can I get an AMEN!

    March 25, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Reverend Ben

    Interesting how these killer quakes only seem to hit pagan countries.

    March 26, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • jim d.

      negative ghost rider alaska 1964 san fransisco 1906 ..... dumb a$$

      April 9, 2011 at 2:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. chichaochang

    god blessing world the all people~i love you jesus

    March 28, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  9. jim d.

    i hope maverick and goose are ok. whoops, sorry i thought it said miramar....

    April 9, 2011 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. jim d.

    i hope maverick and goose are OK. whoops. i thought it said miramar....

    April 9, 2011 at 2:43 am | Report abuse |
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