The picture below are copyright of Noppatjak Attanon, a Thai journalist who visited the earthquake damaged area 48 hours after the mainshock. No comment or caption has to be given with these images.
The Myanmar, Tachileik county earthquake occurred in the evening of March 24, 2011 local time.
The earthquake devastated a lot of towns and villages mainly in Tachilek county (Shan province).
The earthquake had a magnitude of 6.8 (USGS) at a focal depth of 10 km.
Chinese earthquake authority, who is measuring with their own instruments close to the epicenter area recorded a M 7.2 magnitude at a depth of 20 km.
TheÂ fault that originated this earthquake is the Nam Ma fault originating from Laos to Myanmar.