Large quake hits Myanmar near northern Thailand
Reuters By Panumet Tanraksa – Thu, Mar 24, 2011 11:27 PM IST
CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) – A large 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand on Thursday, killing a woman and shaking buildings in three big cities.
People fled their homes in panic and tremors were felt in Bangkok, central Myanmar and as far away as the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, leading to the evacuation of several tall buildings and offices.
Police in Mae Sai in Thailand’s northernmost province of Chiang Rai said a woman had been killed when a wall of her house collapsed. Hospital officials said there were no other deaths or injuries reported in the province.
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Quake Alert for Southern region (w.r.t my location, Chandigarh/Mohali Punjab, India).
18th_May_2009 at 10:52 Hours India Time
At 10:20 an episode of tremor waves started and one prominent came at 10:35 am IST.
This one was having direction of lowerhalf of East-Western to lowerhalf of North-South planes.
In some simple way I can say like this, “The tremor wave was traveling from Singhapore to South Affrica (Got the direction?). Now! where can we put alert of an impending earthquake? Quakes commiing form Eastern side normaly jolt Assam, Arunachal, Indonesia, and Myanmar (Burma). It can also shake recently shaken Australia, Queensland, Melbourne or North-Eastern part of Australia.