posted on Mar, 24 2011 @ 04:26 PM
"A powerful earthquake hit Myanmar Thursday near its borders with China, Thailand and Laos, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit in eastern Myanmar, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, the survey reported.
It had a magnitude of 6.8, the survey said, revising the estimate down from an initial reading of 7.0.
One person was killed by a roof collapsing in Chiang Rai, Thailand's MCOT network reported, and tremors were felt in the capital Bangkok, 479 miles
(772 km) south of the epicenter.
It was a relatively shallow quake, which can be very destructive."
Anyone keeping count if this is some record for natural disasters?