November 10th, 2012
08:33 PM ET

6.8-magnitude quake hits Myanmar

[Updated 5:00 a.m.] At least 13 people have died and 40 more injured, according the charity Save the Children, which operates inside Myanmar.

[Updated 3:45 a.m.]  At least four people died and 25 were injured, according to Myanmar’s Weather Report Department.

[Updated 1:55 a.m.] The U.S. Geological Survey has revised to 6.8 the magnitude of an earthquake that struck north-central Myanmar this morning. The agency previously said it was a magnitude 6.6.

[Updated 11:15 p.m.]  The epicenter was near the town of Shwebo in the Sagaing region, and local journalists have reported no casualties there from the quake that struck at 7:40 a.m. local time (8:10 p.m. ET).

A bridge under construction was destroyed near the small town, they said.  The seismic jolt put cracks in buildings in the country's second largest city of Mandalay and knocked down some pagodas there but caused no major damage or injury, local journalists said.

Shopping districts are temporarily closed, and the authorities are inspecting buildings for damage, they said.

[Posted 20:33 p.m.] A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck north-central Myanmar early Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was reported to be only 6.2 miles deep. The agency originally reported the magnitude to be 7.0 but revised that number downward.

Two 5.0-magnitude aftershocks were reported.

No tsunami warnings were issued, due to the quake's inland location.

In March 2011, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake near Myanmar's borders with China, Thailand and Laos killed at least 75 people. At least 111 people were injured, Myanmar Radio reported.

Daily life is hard for those living in Myanmar, formerly known as Burma. A country that was one of the richest in Asia 50 years ago is now one of the poorest.

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  1. Dr. Effiong Ekaeba

    proper check time to time.

    November 11, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    Governments will collapse, cities will burn, greed and selfishness will have no use when the wobble comes, i said this before there are mega earthquakes coming and seas will rise beyond your imagination, but humans and theirs representative governing bodies live in denial. There will be a deadly earthquake coming to New York this December.

    November 11, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Ivan

      Predictions predictions. I just live day to day and wait and see. After all, did anyone predict Sandy and Irene?

      November 11, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • shadowkain99

      So YOUR the guy on 4th and broad with the cardboad sign of doom! Hi!!!!!!

      November 12, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  3. Dedeloliaqueen

    I think this is the end time we should be prayerful and go away from our sins and also to pray for the lost soul

    November 11, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sammy

    I think we need to set our mind to purpose, nt debate, if it is about christ coming thats sure, nthing u can do about it, the only way out is 'give your life to christ', for myamar's may d lord be your strength

    November 11, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. kevobx

    It will be just like in the days of Noah? Is America asking for an olive branch, remember the dove came back to Noah with olive leaf in it's mouth.

    November 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. kevobx

    All the world wants is their blessings. The ground is cursed, and what has happened to the proud people, and their pride? Hebrews 12:17

    November 11, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. kevobx

    Is your power gone? Repentance means acknowledging the truth *Deuteronomy 32:37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted, (*Psalm 82:1 GOD standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.)

    November 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. kevobx

    Love truth, hate opionions. The world was told, what would happen to those that built their house upon the sand? (Matthew 7:26)

    November 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. angelica

    I believe we truly have come to a time that has been prophersized in the Bible. If you study the Bible in Prophercy it is amazing to see events that have come about in history, and the events that are now opening up – it is staggering.... weather patterns, earthquakes, famines, floods, disease certainly seem to becoming more and more prevalent. We are living in an extremely interesting time in history to be sure..... we shall wait and watch from here on in....

    November 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  10. yacine

    The end is near. The biggest war is near, the massacre of Gog and Magog is near, the defeat of false Israel is near, the coming of jésus Christ is near.

    November 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Rohinga

    It is the wrath of God almighty Allah for killing those innocent Muslims by those Buddhist terrorist.

    November 11, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      If those three Rohingyas men left that poor Budhhist girl (infidel) at peace and alive. There would be any problem at all. Tell you mighty god Allah to stop all the sucide bombers off the streets and stop all the violence in the Middle East. And, tell Saudi Arabia to take all the Rohingyas.

      November 13, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. musician1

    There is strong evidence we are living in end times. People these days are unimaginably corrupt and evil. People need to clean up their act and live better lives or there will most likely be a price that we'll all have to pay. PRAY THE ROSARY for world peace. This world is going to need a million prayers...

    November 11, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. kevobx

    Grace and truth is what saves, nothing else! *Romans 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. (Isaiah 18:7) *Isaiah 37:32 For out of Jerusalem shall go forth a remnant, and they that escape out of mount Zion: (*Psalm 78:68*)

    November 12, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. DingDong II

    Berma. I refuse to call it Myanmar. :)

    November 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kevobx

    The world chose the star of David, the Israeli why? *Isaiah 7:13 And he said Hear ye now, O house of David; Is it a small thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God also? (The God of Jacob chose the Israelities, *Rom 9:4* the star of Jacob is Christ reading (Numbers 24:17). Esau's family lineage are dukes (Genesis 36:12 and she bare to Eliphaz Amalek: these were the sons of Adah Esau's wife.) *Numbers 24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up this parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish forever. (Jeremiah 48:47)

    November 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
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