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Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:46 pm
by Poi
An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. According to ANI, the earthquake hit India-Myanmar border region as well.

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale jolted Myanmar and Bangladesh on Tuesday morning. According to ANI, the earthquake hit India-Myanmar border region as well.

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Re: Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:34 pm
by Poi

Re: Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border

Posted: Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:37 pm
by Poi
One dead and temples damaged

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, damaging pagodas in the ancient city of Bagan and killing at least one person.

The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said.

Tremors were felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, sending fearful residents into the streets.

At least 66 stupas in Bagan have been damaged, a spokesman from the department of archaeology told the BBC.

A 22-year-old man was killed in the town of Pakokku due to a building collapse.

Videos posted on social media from Bagan show clouds of dust and the tops of some pagodas crumbling as the quake struck.

Full story: BBC

Re: Earthquake hits India-Myanmar border

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:18 am
by Poi
Nearly 200 ancient pagodas damaged

Using brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Burma city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples.

At least four people were killed and as many as 185 brick pagodas were damaged in Bagan after a 6.8 magnitude quake struck the area on Wednesday. The tremor was centred about 25 kilometres west of Chauk, just south of Bagan.

Bagan, also known as Pagan, is one of Burma’s top tourist attractions, drawing visitors from all over the world who can view a panorama of temples stretching to the horizon flanked by the Irrawaddy River.

Bagan is home to more than 2,200 structures, including pagodas and temples constructed from the 10th to the 14th centuries. Many are in disrepair while others have been restored in recent years, aided by the UN cultural agency UNESCO.

Full story: The Star