Damaging earthquake Myanmar – IRC : 26 fatalities and 231 people injured – clean-up work has started (Nov. 14)

Last update: November 14, 2012 at 5:42 pm by By

Earthquake overview : An extremely dangerous earthquake with a preliminary Magnitude of 7.0 occurred at 07:42 local time in Central Myanmar. Based on the current data, we fear for worst case scenarios.
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Update Nov. 14, 17:36 UTC

- In the Irrawaddy reports among other that clean-up operations have started + Victims of Sunday’s earthquake that rocked Upper Burma have begun sorting through the devastation as a government official reveals the death toll has risen to 16 with five others still missing. Soe Aung, the director of Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Department, told The Irrawaddy on Wednesday that seven people were killed in Sagaing Division while nine lost their lives in Mandalay Division. In addition, he said 123 people were injured across the two divisions. Meanwhile, the Red Cross released higher figures on Wednesday that indicated at least 26 people were killed with 12 others missing and around 230 injured. Read more …


Update Nov. 13, 10:20 UTC :

The Myanmar earthquake in Pictures by news agency AFP (Please click on the image below to see the series of pictures)

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Update Nov. 13, 09:04 UTC :

- International Red Cross has reported that the earthquake in Myanmar has made 26 victims, a lot more than officially admitted. We still do not understand why governments are downplaying disasters. China and Russia stopped doing this, but some countries are still trying to fool their own population.

Excerpt from the Red Cross report of November 12 :

The Myanmar Red Cross Society, with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required at this stage, pending receipt of a full assessment report and analysis of the situation. It is, therefore, not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck central Myanmar on 11 November at 7.42 a.m. local time. Twenty-six people died and 231 were injured as a result. About 462 structures were damaged.
The Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) has provided emergency relief supplies to 200 families in two locations, while emergency services such as first aid and referrals to health facilities are being provided to affected people in seven of the worst-hit townships. Volunteers are conducting situation assessments and working closely with local authorities.


Update Nov. 12, 19:43 UTC :

- Excerpt from an article as it appeared earlier today in the Burmese newspaper “The Irrawaddy” :
It was before 8 am when Nay Win Myint felt a sudden jolt in his Mandalay cottage. He put down his book to find that his home was shaking. “It was like an elephant ramming into my house,” said the famous Burmese writer who lives 169 km (105 miles) south from the epicenter of the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that struck Upper Burma on Sunday. Read more …

Image courtesy “The Irrawaddy’

Update Nov. 12, 15:03 UTC :
- The spirit of dictatorship is not yet entirely out of the bottle yet. A new telecommunications bill could prohibit the use of social media and unregistered gadgets in Myanmar. Critics have lashed out against the bill, which was made public on November 7, saying it is oppressive and violates the rights of individuals.
Why ER reports this ? Earthquake information in the past was awful. We saw during the current earthquake a better situation than the last couple of years, but the clock will certainly be set back if this law is adopted.  We request President Obama to talk about open communications during his soon to come visit.

- Excerpt from an article this morning in elevenmyanmar.com :
The township that the earthquake struck most severely in Mandalay Region is Thabaikkyin. More than 100 houses were damaged. The locals gathered in the football ground fearing of possible aftershocks. The people were offering lights to the earth lord, wishing to be free from possible aftershocks,” the EMG reporter added.
The strong quake damaged 21 religious buildings, 4 schools, 48 departmental buildings and 102 houses, leaving 3 deaths and 35 injured, stated in the website of President’s Office. Read more …

- Burma’s state television showed Vice President Sai Maul Hkam visiting the town of Thabeikyin, near the epicenter, where the report said damage included 102 homes, 21 religious buildings, 48 government offices and four schools. The most affected site was reportedly at a gold mine in Sintku Township on the Irrawaddy River. The Associated Press said that six people had died there and another 11 were injured—mostly miners.

Update 08:45 UTC :
- Thabeikkyin:- The strong quake damaged 21 religious buildings, 4 schools, 48 departmental buildings and 102 houses, leaving 3 deaths and 35 injured, the website of President’s Office stated. Gold mines have collapsed.
- Irrawaddy Bridge:- The Steel beam Yadana Theinga bridge crossing the Irrawaddy river which was under construction in the Kyaukmyaung sub-township collapsed, causing 6 deaths, 5 missing and 18 injured.
- Sagaing:- Shwegugyi and Shwezigon Pagodas are damaged in Singu Township. A school building of the primary school and 300-foot brick wall collapsed. The 600-foot brick wall of Thananda Kyauktaik was also damaged. A person was dead and three were injured.

So far, we can count 15-16 potential deaths, however numbers as high as 21 have been stated so far in the press.
In addition, over 100 injured have been registered.
30 million kyats have been given in aid so far by the government.

Update 23:59 UTC :
-  No new reports out of Myanmar.
- Rescue and relief aid is currently distributed.

Update 18:30 UTC :
-  Our tools are just showing a new strong aftershock (preliminary Magnitude M5.7)
It is currently in the middle of the night in Burma. Let’s hope people will stay safely outside. 

Update 18:20 UTC :
-  Just like there is a press stop, no more details since our latest updates. Because of this, we do not know whether the M6.0 aftershock has made additional damage.
- We are making an appeal to the Burmese people reading this article that they would report on what they hear on radio or see on the television. Please send an email to  quakesos1@gmail.com or fill in a form below.

Update 14:30 UTC :
Canton News reports that the death toll has risen to 21 people.
International press, partly informed by NGO’s and Eleven talks about 13 people killed
The Myanmar government still claims that 2 people have been killed.
This is transparency  in 2012 !
Out own number compiled of specific detailed events stands at 14 at this moment.

Update 12:42 UTC :
A local Myanmar news-source writes : Local media reported that the earthquake caused the deaths of at least 13 people, but an NGO spokesperson said that dozens of people are feared dead and injured.

Update 12:23 UTC :
State television MRTV said 100 homes, some government buildings and a primary school were damaged in Thabeikyin, a town known for gold mining not far from the epicenter (ER : Male is closer to the epicenter (5 km) – Distance from Thabeikyin to the epicenter : approx. 20 km).
It put the latest casualty toll from the quake at four dead, 53 injured and four missing, a death toll lower than independently compiled reports.
ER has to stress that Myanmar State media are far from reliable in disaster cases. Other reports we made earlier proved this.

Update 11:44 UTC :
Earthquake-report has written multiple articles about Myanmar earthquakes since our existence (approx. 2 years).
The last cruel one we have reported about was the deadly March 24, 2011 earthquake. Title :
Deadly earthquake in the border area of Myanmar, Thailand and Laos

Update 11:38 UTC :
- The aftershock which we described below was reported as a M5.8 by USGS BUT as a M6.2 by the Chinese authorities. We trust the Chinese authorities here as they have a lot of instruments installed at the border with Myanmar.
- Chinese authorities are an important source of information for earthquake-report.com. Times of censorship are over these days concerning earthquake data. Chinese seismological institutes are well organised and are reporting on the earthquakes minutes after they occur.

Update 11:04 UTC :
A very strong M6.0 aftershock occurred a few minutes ago in the earthquake area. This aftershock will certainly add more damage to the already seriously damaged area. As most of the people will stay outside for the coming days, we do not think that these aftershocks will add to the heavy injured and death toll.

Update 09:45 UTC:

The following list is a summary of damage information so far (mainly sourced from Eleven Myanmar, and other sources)
(1) A gold mine has collapsed trapping at least 6 individuals at the Sintku township.
(2)    Archway of Shwegu Gyi Pagoda in Singu Township of Mandalay Region collapsed.
(3)    A building and 300-feet long brick wall of primary school fell down.
(4)    Pennant post and archway of Shwe Yet Taung Pagoda collapsed.
(5)    Five partitions of brick wall in Taw Ya Monastery collapsed.
(6)    600-feet long brick wall of Pariyatti Thattama Vamsa Nandar Monastery collapsed
(7) Severe damage to 10 pottery factories has been registered.
(8)    3 persons were injured due to the collapse of a house
(9)    ‘Diamond buds’ of Lay Myat Hnar Pagoda and Ayeik Mahwet Pagoda in Amarayapura township.
(10)    A woman died, and 10 were injured due to the collapse of 6-feet high brick wall.
(11)    Five workers are still missing after falling down into the river at the construction site of Yatana Theinga Bridge to cross Ayayawaddy River. A crane vessel sunk into the river. 1 person has died.
(12)    A Buddhist monk had a head injury due to the collapse of monastery in Khin U Township.
(13)    ‘Diamond bud’ of the Tooth Relic Pagoda(Mandalay) in Amarayapura Township fell down to the middle platform.
(14)    ‘Diamond buds’ of Sandar Muni Pagoda of Aung Myay Tharsan township, and Aung Tawmu Pagoda of Kyaukse Township dropped to ground
(15)    A 20-year-old man died from the collapse of brick wall at a restaurant
(16)    Brick walls of police station in Thabeikkyin Township.
(17)     8-feet high  brick walls of Khin U police station in Sagaing, and the ceiling of Singu police station fell down.
(18) Temples were damaged and abandoned ruby mines were damaged in Modok.

Update 08:55 UTC:

News is slow to come to fruition at the moment, with the current toll of 14 deaths, the best at the current time.

We will continue to update as more information occurs.

Update 08:05 UTC:

Up to 14 people are now feared dead.
- It could be a case of double counting, but 1 death and 5 missing are reported from the bridge disaster. (Irrawaddy river)
- In addition, from the Sintku township, 6 deaths and 11 injured are being reported, with some of the dead were miners who were killed when a gold mine collapsed.
- In addition, 2 people have been killed in other townships from falling debris.
The region is a center for mineral exploration as well as agriculture, with the mines most at risk of collapsing. It has been said that quite a few mines have collapsed.

Update 07:25 UTC:

The earthquake occurred at the meeting of the Shan Fault (which caused the 1912 quake) and the Sagaing fault (1931 and 1956 quakes).

It is reasonably complex to work out the exact location of the epicenter given the minimal density of network in Myanmar, hence the difference between the local Burmese epicenter, the CENC (China) and the USGS (U.S.).

The intersection of the various faults near the epicenter. (Image: Vigny et al., 2003, edited by Earthquake-report.com)

Update 07:15 UTC:

- The deaths of the 5 bridge workers have not been confirmed as yet, and are missing, presumed dead after being flung into the water.

- The 6th death was a woman killed by falling debris in the Thabeikkyin district.

- The 7th death was a man who died via a collapsed building in an unnamed town in central Sagaing. 3 people were also injured at this location.

Update 07:00 UTC:

- The death toll remains at 7 from this M6.6-6.8 earthquake which occurred near the Kanbalu and Thabeikkyin districts of Shwebo and Mandalay Provinces.

- Over 100 people have been injured according to reports, but many are minor injuries.

- Numerous pagodas and other structures have been damaged including residential houses.

- Kyauk Myaung – approx. 20km from the epicenter has shown damage to structures, but no significant death tolls giving hope that the 7 deaths will be all that occur from this major quake.

 

 

 

Various images of damage from the Epicentral Area.
Top Right – Damage to the bridge which killed 5 people – Kyauk Myaung Town.
Top Left – Numerous Pagodas have seen damage to spires and buds.
Bottom Left – Damage to pottery factories – Kyauk Myaung Town.
Bottom Right – Burmese medical officers administer treatment to one of the injured.
Courtesy: Eleven Myanmar Media.

Update 06:50 UTC :

Kanbalu is another district that could be affected. It is home to major factories of sugar and menthol processing as well as the 30 megawatts (40,000 hp) Thaphanseik hydropower plant on the Mu River, a $20-million project financed by the China Import and Export Bank.  The district is part of the larger Shwebo District. Kanbalu is home to about 300,000 residents, whereas the whole of Shwebo is around 1.7 million.

Update 06:45 UTC :

A picture unfortunately tells 1000 words. The first picture of the collapsed bridge has come courtesy of 11 Myanmar media.

The 80% constructed bridge which collapsed  during the earthquake killing 5 people.
Picture Courtesy of Eleven Myanmar News Service.

Update 06:40 UTC :

The districts affected are no stranger to earthquakes in the last 100 years as reported from the CATDAT Damaging Earthquakes Database.

In May of 1912, a M7.7 earthquake and several smaller quakes caused damage throughout the Sagaing and Mandalay areas, killing at least 10 people. (epicenter around 100km from this one)

In April 1938, a damaging earthquake hit around this location.

In July 1956, A M7.0 destructive earthquake in upper Burma caused damage at Mandalay; 38 dead and 50 injured at Sagaing,22 km from Mandalay, 80 per cent of houses damaged, several pagodas severely damaged. 40-50 people died in total. (epicenter around 80km S of this one).

On the 5th January, 1991 (23.5, 95.8) – A M6.9 earthquake, very similar to this one hit with 32 buildings and 380 hectares  of farmland damaged in the Thabeikkyin area. Some landslides reported. Felt in much of  northwestern Burma from Hkamti to Sittwe.  This earthquake was felt strongly at Mandalay and in much of northwestern Myanmar from Hkamti to Sittwe (ibid.). It was also felt in western Thailand including at Bangkok and Chiang Mai as well as at Silchar in Assam, India (ibid.). (Martin and Szilega, 2010). (around 50 km N from this quake)

The current quake has killed 7 people.

Update 06:20 UTC :

Death Toll currently stands at 7. (5 through bridge collapse, 2 from monasteries)

In Shwebo, much damage has been reported including many injuries. The huge concrete gate of a monastery hascollapsed and several sculptures from another pagoda were damaged in addition to many houses.

Damage was reported in Mogok. Temples were damaged and some abandoned ruby mines were hit by landslides according to local news networks.

Update 06:05 UTC :

The Sagain and Pyi Oo Lwin townships  also have reported damaged houses. Pyi Oo Lwin is home to Thabekkyin which is one of the worst hit subdistricts.

Update 05:59 UTC :

Reports of 100s of people injured are coming out of Shwebo, however, the death toll remains at 6. We are desperately trying to find information from the epicentral region.

The USGS and CENC epicenters remain around 30km apart, making it difficult to work out where the most damage will be.

Townships of Male, Wabyudaung, Thabeikkyin, Chaungkkyi, Hamantha and Myegya will be the most affected.

Update 05:52 UTC :

The Shwebo district – hardest hit by this quake – has about 1,700,000 inhabitants, news from the direct epicentral region has not yet come about.

Death toll remains at 6. Unofficial death toll at 7.

Update 05:48 UTC :

The total number of dead has changed from the bridge collapse: 4 workers died and 24 were injured at the construction site of Yatanar Theinga bridge in Kyauk Myaung sub-township of Shwebo, said locals.

Two Buddhist monasteries in Kyauk Myaung sub-township have also collapsed, causing 2 deaths.

10 pot/porcelain-making workshops were also damaged in the nearby Nwe Nyein Township.

Update 05:43 UTC :

- Most employment in the area comes from fishing, rice farming and agriculture.

Update 05:43 UTC :

- Mandalay remains without power in some parts. (117km from epicenter)

- The 5 people working in Irrawaddy river were most likely killed by the bridge according to chinese media.

- Some religious edifices collapsed  in the Shwebo Township and 1 dead, and 10 wounded remains the death toll from this township.

Update 05:33 UTC :

China is reporting no damage in Yunnan Province (Yunnan Seismological Bureau) despite being felt statewide in Dehong, Ruili and Longchuan. It was also felt in parts of Baoshan City, Pu’er City; Heqing County, Dali Prefecture, Dali City. Generally, they also receive damage from large Myanmar earthquakes.

The death toll remains at 6.

Update 05:26 UTC :
- 6 people have been confirmed killed so far, 1 woman and 5 people who were working on a bridge over the Irrawaddy river.
- These numbers are NOT taking into account the direct epicentral area.

Update 05:07 UTC :
Far too soon to get detailed reports from the epicenter area, but gradually the extent of the damage is showing.
Reuters Alertnet, well informed in Myanmar reports that :
- Local media said a half-built bridge over the Irrawaddy River near Shwebo and Kyauk Myaung had collapsed and there may have been casualties
- A police officer in Shwebo said one woman had died and 10 people had been injured in Kyauk Myaung.
- “A house collapsed in Kyauk Myaung. The Radana Thinga Bridge, still under construction, over the river was badly damaged. A huge steel beam fell into the river and five workers went missing,” he told Reuters.
- A resident of Singgu, opposite Kyauk Myaung on the east side of the Irrawaddy, said some people were injured in the town and a few were killed at the river bank but this could not be confirmed with official sources.
- minor damage in several areas around Mandalay, including Amarapura, a town popular with tourists because of its monasteries and the longest teak bridge in the world. Pagodas had been damaged there.

Update 05:02 UTC :
- Some parts of Mandalay, the biggest city relative to the epicenter (117 km) are without power.
- Assessment and Rescue teams have been send to the epicenter area
- Most of the buildings in that part of the country are cottages and only few of them have been build with earthquake resistant  methods
- Most of the people will have been out of their houses as the mainshock occurred 22 minutes to 8 local time

Update 04:16 UTC :
The river streaming nearby the epicenter is the Irrawaddy river, one of the bigger rivers in Asia

Update 04:13 UTC :
An official at the National Earthquake Information Division, said it was the strongest quake in the area since a 6.0-magnitude quake in 1991.

Update 03:32 UTC :  The colleagues from Wapmerr are specialised in damage and fatality expectations.
They have made 2 calculations based on different Magnitudes.
USGS latest manually adapted calculation was M6.8 at a depth of 9.7 km. Chinese seismologists have reported a M7.0 at 20 km.

Update 03:44 UTC :

Thabeykyin is said to be the location of an uranium plant (source anti-government publications)

Update 03:32 UTC :  So far, no local sources close to the epicenter have reported about the situation. As long as we do not have testimonies and reports from within the 40 to 50 km radius and from locations like Male and Thabeykyin, no clear picture of the situation can be made.

Update 03:21 UTC :  Due to the landscape in the epicenter are,a we do not have to fear for landslides (flat area)

Update 03:06 UTC :  Still waiting for more news from inside Myanmar. After such a massive earthquake, we reckon that the power and the telecommunications will be down in a radius of at least 50 km around the epicenter.
- Awaiting more news we have been checking the landscape in the epicenter area. More bad news here, the epicenter is rather close to a transform fault line. Transform earthquakes are among the most damaging earthquake types.
Additionally, the epicenter is close to an important river bed, which means that soft sediment can make a serious portion of the soil. Soft soil is very dangerous for earthquakes. Rock layers are decreasing the wave.  Acceleration maps would give us a clue how the soil in that area is composed.
- The image below shows a detailed view of the epicenter area and the towns. The bigger star is the M6.8 mainshock, the 3 smaller stars the M5 aftershocks.

 

Update 02:52 UTC :  The earthquake happened right on top of a known fault line. In developed countries houses will have been build using earthquake resistant methods. We do not think that this has been the case here.
Closest cities are :

Update 02:52 UTC :  USGS has just increased (after recalculation by seismologists) the Magnitude to M6.8 (from M6.6) at a depth of 9.7 km. An increase from 6.6 to 6.8 is a strong increase and is opposite at what we hoped.

Update 02:46 UTC :  The earthquake has been felt in all the neighbouring countries, which means Thailand, China and India
- We urge our Myanmar readers to let us know the whereabouts from people near the epicenter area if they get such information. You can use the form below to do this.
- Most of the Myanmar people reading our article are coming from Rangoon and Mandalay.
- The highest MMI value people have reported to USGS is MMI VII, very strong shaking . The number of testimonies is however too small to be reliable

Update 02:40 UTC : So far we have NO news from within our 50 km radius. Mandalay at 117 km from the epicenter is too far away to be in the danger zone.
- Testimonies we received out of Mandalay at Earthquake-report.com are talking about a 1 to 2 minute shaking. This is very bad news as sustained shaking can be even more damaging. We truly hope that we are wrong, but the signs are not good at all.

Update 02:20 UTC : USGS has calculated what a M6.6 at 9.9 km would mean for the local people? Very strong and severe shaking can be damaging. In total 89000 people are living in this area.
- 1 good issue can be that the earthquake happened during the morning hours so that most people will not have been inside their houses.

Update 02:17 UTC : Our reporting will only continue on this page
-  USGS has modified his preliminary data from M7.0 to M6.6, but has also reduced the depth from 33.9 to 9.9 km. The overall danger remains as we initially have stated it.

Update 02:14 UTC : The greater epicenter area is currently rattled with very powerful aftershocks. these can go on for days and even weeks after such a massive earthquake.
- Seismologists all over the world are currently calculating the improved versions of the preliminary data. These can differ seriously from the initial ones.
- Residents from Mandalay, the second biggest commercial city in central Myanmar, told Reuters that they felt a very strong tremor. ”I’ve never felt such strong tremor. I also heard some loud noises and the light went out. No idea about the damage,” a resident said.

Update 01:58 UTC : Following USGS calculations, 23000 people may have experienced a severe MMI VII shaking. Such shaking can be very damaging, especially for houses which have been build without earthquake resistant methods.  The figure below is very alarming as the orange part is at great risk for damage.

Shaking map, courtesy USGS

Update 01:38 UTC : We do absolutely NOT like what we see. Also the nearby Chinese seismological instruments are reporting a Magnitude of M7.0 at a depth of 20 km ! Such an earthquake at this depth is very destructive !

Update 01:47 UTC : If the earthquake parameters are confirmed, we call more than 1 million people at risk for damage and eventual injuries. This number of people is living whitin a radius of 50 km from the epicenter?
We have to stress that all the current data is preliminary and maybe modified down- or upwards later on. Let’s hope the numbers will decrease.
We will soon start an in-depth article on this probably very damaging earthquake.

A very dangerous earthquake just occurred in Myanmar.  The preliminary Magnitude is M6.7 ! at a depth of 30 km.
If these parameters are confirmed, we have to call this earthquake extremely dangerous.
Based on the readers present in our site, this earthquake was also felt in Thailand.
Distances from the epicenter :

  1. 27km (17mi) E of Shwebo, Myanmar
  2. 62km (39mi) NNW of Mandalay, Myanmar
  3. 69km (43mi) SW of Mogok, Myanmar
  4. 72km (45mi) N of Sagaing, Myanmar
  5. 308km (191mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Update 01:29 UTC : USGS is making this earthquake even more dangerous as it is reporting a Magnitude of M7.0 at a depth of 33.7 km
These data can indicate a VERY DAMAGING earthquake !

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M7.0 (CENC)
UTC Time : 2012-11-11 01:12:38 UTC
Local time at epicenter : 2012-11-11 07:42:38 UTC+06:30 at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 20 km (CENC)
Geo-location(s) :

  1. 56km (35mi) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar
  2. 60km (37mi) WNW of Mogok, Myanmar
  3. 117km (73mi) N of Mandalay, Myanmar
  4. 123km (76mi) NNW of Maymyo, Myanmar
  5. 364km (226mi) N of Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 18:19 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Myanmar Nov 11 18:19 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Myanmar Nov 11 18:19 5.6 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 14:45 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Myanmar Nov 11 14:45 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 10:54 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
GEOFON Myanmar Nov 11 10:54 5.8 10 MAP I Felt It
USGS Myanmar Nov 11 10:54 5.8 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Myanmar - much smaller and shorter duration than the one @8 15 AM
  • Pakokku, Magway, Myanmar - While I am in bed, my bedroom wall shaking. I thinks it headache, but no more and more shaking. I wakeup and go outside, it earthquake shaking. It's just 2 or 3 minutes. Then all normal.
  • Mandalay,Myanmar - Now again... at 1AM local time of 12th Nov 2012
  • Mandalay - It's last about 2minutes just now 1 am Myanmar time on 12-11-12
  • GEOFON Myanmar Nov 11 01:32 5.2 111 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 01:32 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Nov 11 01:32 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 01:30 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Myanmar Nov 11 01:30 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Nov 11 01:29 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Myanmar Nov 11 01:12 6.8 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Mandalay - 1-2 minutes strong shaking. People had nother experienced this strong before
  • Mandalay - Got awake on 5th floor of my hotel in the centre of Mandalay. Shaking lasted perhaps half minute to one minute. Guests were running to the stairs when shaking tapered. Some week shakings the following half hour afterwards.
  • Mandalay - I never experienced before .. I am in bed and forgot to run, and I am thinking wall will fall down ...
  • Mandalay,Myanmar - Just awake me from bed this morning.... At first, i thought someone come and pulling my legs but actually not.. is shaking and shaking... Earthquake !!!!!!!!!!!
  • Shwebo - Strong shaking at Schwebo
  • Mandalay, Myanmar - I woke up this morning because I thought someone is shaking my bed then later on my books fell down from my study table. I went out from my room because I felt that it's an earthquake. Then I saw my co-teachers outside bare-footed because they also felt the shaking of our apartment. So, it's confirmed! We were experiencing an earthquake! According to them, that's the second earthquake happened in Mandalay, Myanmar for past 6 years and the latest is the stronger one. Thank God, there's no repor
  • Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar - Just know it is earthquake.
  • Taunggyi - It was about 7.40 am,I was sitting at my desk browsing internet, I felt dizzy 'cause the house seems to shake and sway- Taunggyi, Southern Shan State, above 4712feet above sea level
  • Mandalay - I was eating breakfast on top of a seven-story building when the lights started flickering and the tables began shaking. Cups were falling off tables and the ceiling chandeliers were moving very fast back and forth. There was an aftershock just 15 minutes ago. Ground shook but not nearly as bad as this morning.
  • Lashio, Myanmar - I was laying in bed.and my back feels the shake of my bed.at the same time my room's door had a strange shakeing sound once.then I once know that this is an earthquake and shouting "earthquake!earthquake!!mother!" then ran out of my room and go into my mom's room to confirm that.and the mirrors r shaking .so mym.om sacred and we all in house go out of house.the flower pots r shaking in sound....
  • Mandalay, Myanmar - Just like in a movie, I was playing games in my room. Suddenly, my desk started shaking. I thought it was haunted but then I realized that it was an earthquake. I quickly ran out of the room, heard a big roaming noise, it’s like an enormous truck just passed the house. I ran down the stairs as fast as I could, barefoot, to the ground floor. I noticed that I was the only one in the house. And the house gate was locked! Panicking, I ducked to the floor and covered myself. It was my first time ex
  • Yangon - Was standing next to a square 30X30 meter bricked-in pond and saw the water sloshing from side to side. The physical sensations of shaking were quite weak, but clearly detectable.
  • Mandalay - standing in a market 120 miles from Mandalay - felt ground move for 1-2 minutes - it felt like standing on a moving / floating raft
  • USGS Myanmar Nov 11 01:12 6.8 9 MAP I Felt It
  • Manipur, India - I just felt it... i m in MANIPUR, INDIA...
  • Chiang Mai - I am on the 10th floor of a condo building, was sitting on my bed, building swayed for approximate 15-30 seconds. Strongest quake I've ever experienced (out of 4). No need for coffee this morning!
  • Bangkok, Thailand - On upper floor of apartment building, blinds and curtains swinging. Lasted about 2 minutes.
  • bangkok - I live on the 14th floor of a condo in bangkok. The building swayed for 30 seconds and the water was sloshing in the swimming pool.
  • Bangkok - On floor 28th, tower was moving (weak pendulum)
  • Chiang Mai, TH - Felt on 10th floor of 15 story building.
  • Chiang Mai - i was sitting at my desk on the ground floor of my house and felt the swaying. thought i'm dizzy but then noticed the curtains inside and the lanterns outside swaying in the same rhythm. i went upstairs and saw the lamps swaying too. all of this lasted a bit less than a minute.
  • Bangkok - I live in a high rise building on the 30th floor. The shake was very noticabe and seemed to have last longer than previous ones. My cat felt it a few seconds before it started. The windows shields moved vigorously and there were slight noises from the ceiling but nothing fell.
  • Bangkok Thailand - We live on the 12th floor and the building was swaying.
  • Bangkok - 08:20 - 19th floor hotel in Bangkok, 30 sec swinging - woke up by the swinging, nothing fell down...
  • Chiang Mai - Shaken awake this morning quake lasted about 20 seconds. Whole buiding swayed !
  • Bangkok - I live on 20th floor in Bangkok. A mirror on the wall started to swing. I looked by the windows and saw some (small) waves on the swimming pool. Close to the elevators I heard cables shaking (my tower is over 50 levels).
  • Sukhumvit Soi 6, Bangkok, 20th floor con - building swaying slightly 1-2 minutes
  • Baiyoke Sky Hotel - I was on 78flr having breakfast and the bldg started shaking!!!
  • Bangkok - This was scary being from london we never deal with all this earthquake stuff i thought i was feeling dizzy but no the room was swaying side to side how scary!! Wana go home !!!
  • Bangkok - Shaky for 20 Seconds on 12th Floor at Bangkok 0820 AM
  • Bangkok - 18th floor of apartment building. Wall and floor Swaying in bedroom and Chandelier swaying in living room.... definitely felt about 2 minutes.
  • Chiang Mai - Light shaking this morning, but enough to get the heart racing
  • Chiangmai - I was asleep when the earthquake happened. It woke me up! I was on the fourth floor and I thought it's windy. But about 5sec later, i felt the building shaking.
  • Bangkok - Bangkok, Sukhumvit Soi 39. Apartment on 21st floor, building rocked, blinds swayed, water sloshed out of swimming pool...
  • Bangkok - Bangkok, 12th floor, 08.20: Water in the glass, mobile, my head all swirled for about 30sec-2mins. I've lived here for about 8 years, experienced some light shakes, but never felt nothing like this.
  • Bangkok - In south Bangkok on the 17th floor. There was some mild vibration for 15 to 20 seconds but nothing that made anything move on shelving. Some buildings were evacuated in other parts of Bangkok.
  • Bangkok - shaked long time probably for 5 mins. long wave.
  • Bangkok - On the 14th floor south of Sathorn Road. Windows rattled and there was light shaking but no damage.
  • Bangkok - On 27th floor building swayed for about 30 seconds. Had to sit down. Swimming pool on the 4th floor was sloshing back and forth. People on 2nd flor didnt notice a thing.
  • Bangkok - Staying at Pullman King Power. I was seating on me bed when I felt dizzy. Looking at the window, I saw it swinging for 20 seconds. It is the first time I face this situation: once you have understood what is going on you realize there is nothing you can do. Calmly I went down, using the elevator...very impressive experience. Hope consequences will not be too bad for people in Myanmar.
  • Singapore - sudden shake for a few seconds
  • Chiang Mai - I had just gotten up and was walking into the kitchen and started noticing my doors to the shower, the bathroom and my bedroom swinging back and forth and then the building started swaying quite a bit and lasted for about a minute. Got a bit woozy on the 7th floor of an 8 story building.
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    EMSC Myanmar Nov 11 01:12 6.8 10 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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