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7.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Myanmar

Yangon : Myanmar | Mar 24, 2011 at 11:29 AM PDT
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4 Days After Magnitude 9 Japan Earthquake

On Thursday, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the reclusive Asian country of Myanmar. The 7-magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar about 56 miles north of Chiang Rai, Thailand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The epicenter of the Myanmar earthquake was about six miles deep. The tremblor was about 257 miles northwest of the Laotian capital of Vientiane.

According to some sources, there were two 7.0 earthquakes that struck Myanmar last night. The earthquake hit the rural area of Myanmar which borders Thailand, Laos, and China. Earthquake jolts were also felt in Thailand. The country Myanmar is also known as Burma, although the country’s official name is the Union of Myanmar.

There were some concerns and fears about these earthquakes in Myanmar posing a threat for tsunami. Experts have confirmed that this earthquake does not pose a risk of triggering a tsunami because it was located far too inland.

Burma or Myanmar is the second largest country in terms of geographical area in Southeast Asia.

Claire87 is based in San Francisco, California, United States of America, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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