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Two magnitude 7.0 quakes hit Myanmar: USGS

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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Two large quakes, one at 7 magnitude, strike in northeast Myanma


earthquake.usgs.gov

USGS is reporting two large quakes with one at magnitude 7 in northeast Myanmar, near Thai and Laotian border.

Story hasn't been reported on the major news sites yet, however, twitter feeds from Reuters is reporting this quake.
(visit the link for the full news article)

Seems like the above link is not working. Please try this one. This should show world map with a big red square at the area of quake. Once you click that, it should take you to the USGS report.

earthquake.usgs.gov...

UPDATE

MSNBC and Reuters are now reporting on the quake.

www.msnbc.msn.com...




YANGON, Myanmar — A U.S. monitoring agency says a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar.

The quake struck Thursday night near the Southeast Asian country's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.



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www.reuters.com...




(Reuters) - Two strong quakes of magnitude 7.0 struck northeast Myanmar, close to the Thai and Laotian borders, the U.S. Geological Survey reported on Thursday.

It said the quakes struck seconds apart at 8:25 a.m. on Friday (1355 GMT on Thursday) and were centered 69 miles north of Chiang Rai in neighboring Thailand. The first one was very shallow, at a depth of 6.2 miles, while the second one was deeper at 142.5 miles.







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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:19 AM
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Two more earthquakes! It has hit in relatively poor countries with weak infrastructure....I hope there is a minimal loss of life. The world still has not recovered from the Japanese quake and now we may have more casualties on our hands.

I hope all these major events are just a coincidence and nothing more.

earthquake.usgs.gov
(visit the link for the full news article)

The above link is not working. Please click this link and then click on the red square as I described in the first post. Thanks.

earthquake.usgs.gov...
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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I hope all these major events are just a coincidence and nothing more.


As do I, although my gut's telling me different.
Damn...



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:23 AM
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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It was 10km deep.

Update:


Magnitude 7.0
Date-Time

* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC
* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 08:25:12 PM at epicenter

Location 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region MYANMAR
Distances 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=109, Nph=109, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0002aes



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:26 AM
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Thanks for the working link. Appreciate it.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:32 AM
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MSNBC is now reporting on the quake:



YANGON, Myanmar — A U.S. monitoring agency says a 7.0-magnitude earthquake has hit northeastern Myanmar.

The quake struck Thursday night near the Southeast Asian country's borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) from the northern Thai city of Chiang Rai.


www.msnbc.msn.com...



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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The area is sparsely populated, so there may not be many casualties. Thank Heavens for small mercies!

Here's a list of quakes in the last 8 - 30 days:



So WTF is happening??
The opening chapter for 2012?


earthquake.usgs.gov...
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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:45 AM
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Hi Dr Nikhil here from Bangkok, we felt two earthquakes just now here in Bangkok and the local Thai news is covering the event.....over in the Northern City of Chiangmai, Thailand.....the effects were harsher and people were scared to their wits but no serious damages.



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posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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It almost seems like the Earth is waking up from a geological slumber. I don't know if it has to do with anything else that has been going around lately but sure it does seem like it. Good thing it was in a sparsely populated area, otherwise, we might have had another major disaster on our hands, especially given the population densities in the surrounding area.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:47 AM
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I had noticed a couple of weeks ago a lot of movement around the Australian Plate, and wondered if this was going to produce something in either India or China.

Does anyone track movement by timelines on the various plates?

Are we seeing pre-earthquakes in areas that are warnings to larger quakes coming and we don't recognize these warnings?



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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Originally posted by OrionHunterX


So WTF is happening??
The opening chapter for 2012?


Activity on every fault line and then some, looks like it's a getting more intense too

Scary times ahead, hopefully it's just the plates relieving pressure and not a precursor to something worse



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:02 AM
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I love this website, Thanks for posting this, it was here before the MSM started reporting. S&F!



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:09 AM
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I've been watching the USGS EQ site for weeks now and Japan gets these everyday almost



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:14 AM
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Originally posted by Wheelindiehl
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I've been watching the USGS EQ site for weeks now and Japan gets these everyday almost


yeah at least 3 times a day, nothing over 6.4 that I noticed since the major one, I follow every day, but its hard to keep up with it when its continually hapening over there. I'ts scary.



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Downgraded to a single 6.8

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Magnitude 6.8
Date-Time

* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 UTC
* Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 08:25:12 PM at epicenter
* Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones

Location 20.705°N, 99.949°E
Depth 10 km (6.2 miles)
Region MYANMAR
Distances 89 km (55 miles) N of Chiang Rai, Thailand
168 km (104 miles) SSW of Yunjinghong, Yunnan, China
589 km (365 miles) NE of Rangoon, Myanmar
772 km (479 miles) N of BANGKOK, Thailand
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 15.4 km (9.6 miles); depth +/- 5.8 km (3.6 miles)
Parameters NST=109, Nph=109, Dmin=234.9 km, Rmss=0.88 sec, Gp= 36°,
M-type=regional moment magnitude (Mw), Version=C
Source

* USGS NEIC (WDCS-D)

Event ID usc0002aes



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Here is a link so you can get up to seismic waves and such.... Someone was talking about this on a different thread I believe, but anyway, The blacker the chart the more activity.... I was looking at the Missouri chart this morning... It is not black but there are some serious arcs and waves going on....

aslwww.cr.usgs.gov...

It is interesting since yesterday China had some major activity going on... prior to the reported earthquake...



posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 10:21 AM
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6.8 ain't small. That's as big as the Northridge Quake in Los Angeles which caused a lot of damage and is still the one down there that everyone remembers and talks about. In an area that isn't as well built to withstand quakes as L.A., a 6.8 could be much, much worse.



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