Strong dangerous earthquake in Myanmar - January 11, 2018

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Update 23:18 UTC: The ultimate explanatory earthquake poster from this earthquake comes from geologist Dr. Jay Patton. Click on the image or this link to be linked to his site. The poster contains lots of important scientific information and can be viewed in full format in his site

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Update 23:26 UTC: Main earth movement based on the current focal mechanism. Image courtesy Observatoire Geoscope. The Myanmar earthquake was a thrust earthquake.
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Update 18:52 UTC: Professor Max Wyss, who specializes in theoretical prognoses of injuries and fatalities expects :  0 to 5 fatalities and 0 to 30 injured people

Update 18:42 UTC: Seismogram as recorded in a seismological station in Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Update 18:39 UTC: Based on the present earthquake parameters (Magnitude, Depth, Population, etc) and our experience with earthquake damage impact, does expect at least some slight damage like cracks in walls, fallen tiles, etc.

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Most important Earthquake Data:

Magnitude : 6

Local Time (conversion only below land) : 2018-01-12 00:56:24

GMT/UTC Time : 2018-01-11 18:26:24

Depth (Hypocenter) : 10 km

Depth and Magnitude updates in the list below.

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 22:30 4.3 10 MAP
  • Yangon - Doors and windows rattled. I felt there was two episodes. First last for about 30 secs and second one is stronger than the former and lasted a bout 20 seconds.
  • Chiang Mai - Was up and working on PC....felt dizzy, but realised the whole apartment was shaking. Lasted about 15-20secs @1:28am. No damage to building. Also had 3 aftershocks some time later. They were a little less in power.
  • Yangon - Felt a shaking of the apartment i was sitting in, a 6 story apartment block, with me on the 4th floor. Duration was at least 10 seconds and felt comparable with a very heavy truck passing a wooden house ground floor. No damage, did not notice anything shaking, mostly as I didn't pay attemntion.
  • Chiangmai - My fish tank water was swaying and my hanging paintings moved...
  • Kyauktaga town . Bago Division - Weak shaking
  • Pai - Was woken by the doors and windows shaking for approx 5 seconds around 01:30am
  • Chiang Mai - Moderate shaking
  • Chiang mai - Things gently swAying
  • chiang mai - Moderate shaking
  • Yangon - I felt about 4 times last night, some were strong and some were moderate.
  • Yangon - shaking for 5 seconds on 6th floor Malikha Condo
  • Yangon - Light shaking
  • EMSC Myanmar Jan 11 22:30 4.3 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 20:08 4.6 10 MAP
  • Naypyitaw - Three shaking, lasted for 30 seconds. Woke the guests up in the hotel.
  • EMSC Myanmar Jan 11 20:08 4.6 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 18:44 5.2 10 MAP
  • Chiang mai - Bed moving
  • Yangon - Lamps and bed shook, lasted for 1-2 minutes (unsure)
  • Mueang - The bed shook around 5s as if somebody rocked it. Got up and saw the water in the bottle still shaking. Occured again after around 5 mins.
  • Yangon - Woken up by light shaking at 1:20am
  • Yangon - Bed shaking
  • Pai - Weak shaking
  • Yangon - Strong shaking felt at 10th floor..It lasted mote than 1 minute..Window glass and ved shaking vigorously ..But luckily no damage in my apartment
  • Yangon - First shaking about 40 seconds, second shaking 10 seconds
  • Yangon - Shakes lasted for 3-4 Seconds.. I could feel my room at 5th floor shaking. No Damage around as yet... but it was strong for sure
  • Bangkok - I felt a little dizzy and then saw the clothes in my closet swaying, lasted maybe 10 seconds. I live on the 32nd floor.
  • Bago - It's dangerous for Bago which is siitting on fault!
  • Chiang Mai - Weak but steady shaking, like being on water. Less than a minute long.
  • Chiang mai - I was sleeping and it woke me up. I felt my bed moving and heard the roof rattling. Felt it a few more time afterward.
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Bed floor and entire room shaking in condo around 30 sec at 1:40am
  • Chiang Mai - Floor and bed shook for about 5 seconds. We ran downstairs out of our building until we felt it was safe to get back in. Everything was silent around us.
  • Yangon - Weak shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Building lightly swayed for a few seconds. Enough to wake you up.
  • Yangon - Weak shaking
  • GEOFON Myanmar Jan 11 18:43 5.2 10 MAP
  • yangon - Light shaking
  • Pa Pae - Woke by shakeing- about 30 seconds. Ten minutes later followed by 10 seconds of lighter shaking .
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking of about 2 mins
  • yangon - Very strong shaking
  • Yangon - it was shock.
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking
  • Yangon - Light shaking
  • Chiang mai - The bed, floor and wall were shaking around 01.30 hours am.I checked at the reception and they confirmed earth quack. Dogs were maling lot 9f novice oiutsude
  • USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 18:43 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Myanmar Jan 11 18:43 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON Myanmar Jan 11 18:38 5.2 10 MAP
  • Yangon - 3-4 times shaken. 1st one was the strongest and longest (1:30seconds) 2nd as strong as the first one shaken after about 12minutes. 3rd one was not as strong as the first and second one. It had shaken after about 5 minutes after the second one.
  • Yangon - Weak shaking
  • Taungoo - Strong shaking
  • Yangon - 2-4 seconds two times
  • USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 18:38 5.3 10 MAP
    USGS Pyu, Burma Jan 11 18:26 6.0 10 MAP
  • Pado, Bago - Light shaking
  • YANGON - 72 SECS
  • Yangon - Weak shaking
  • bangkok - Very weak shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Woken by sharp shaking - lasted more than half a minute. Swaying continued for a while afterwards. 6th floor apt. No apparent damage.
  • Chiang Mai - No damage. Lasted around 20 seconds. Then lighter tremors for around 10seconds 10 minutes later.
  • Yangon - 5 to 8 seconds
  • Bahan Township - I felt it the shaking and saw the water in the bottle disturb. Manage to remain calm.
  • Yangon - Strong shaking
  • Yangon - Very weak shaking
  • Yangon - It lasted about 30 - 40 seconds for each and it appears three times. But except the first one, others are weak shaking.
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Light shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Light shaking
  • Yangon - Felt more on 12th floor . Floor shaking for long period (2 mins at least). Felt 3 after shocks also.
  • GEOFON Myanmar Jan 11 18:26 6.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking
  • Yangon - Light shaking
  • Yangon - Light shaking
  • Bangkok - Just a couple seconds weird shaking, no damage.
  • Yangon - Strong shaking
  • Yangon - Lighting lamps are shaking
  • Yangon - Moderate shaking
  • Yangon - Strong shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Light to moderate shaking. I heard things crashing in my apartment building, but nothing crashed down in my actual apartment.
  • Chiang mai suan bok haad - i think it lasted 5 seconds like a swing in the park, i was in bed felt it move from one side to another... weird
  • Chiang Mai - 5 seconds
  • Chiang Mai - 10-15s and after that about 5s
  • Yangon - Weak shaking
  • Mueang Chiang Mai - shaking lasted 2-3 seconds...nothing damaged
  • Yangon - First wave lasted about 2 min, aftershock still going on
  • Chiang mai - Light shaking
  • Chiang Mai - Felt everything shaking 22 minutes ago, my computer screen, dors and windows rattle. Duration about 20 seconds. Other people in the same building felt it too.
  • CHIANG MAI - Moderate shaking
  • Chiangmai - I woke up cus my bed shaking. When I woke up I could see my room door shaking.
  • Bangkok - Felt like nauseous while laying down. Heard the wall creak rhythmically and a hanging item was swinging for several seconds.




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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) ?
    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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