Earthquake Of Magnitude 7.0 Hits Myanmar; Tremors Felt Across East, Northeast India

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8:18 pm 13 Apr, 2016


A 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar late in the evening on April 13. The tremors were felt across the border in northeast India.

 

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The epicenter of the quake was located 170 kilometers northwest of Mandalay, which brings it close to the Indian border. Just across the border is Manipur.

 


This is the second earthquake to have struck in India’s immediate vicinity in a span of three days.

An earthquake of 6.6 magnitude had struck Pakistan-Afghanistan on April 9 killing one person.

It is also the second earthquake to have struck the Myanmar-India region this year.

In early January 2016, an earthquake of 6.7 magnitude had struck Manipur, killing 9 and injuring hundreds.

 

The January earthquake in Manipur destroyed buildings across the state.

The January earthquake in Manipur destroyed buildings across the state.

The region has a history of powerful earthquakes caused by the northward collision of the Indian and Eurasian plates. They are moving towards each other at a rate of 4-5 cm per year.

 

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