Burma latest to be rocked by earthquake

24th Mar 2011
Burma latest to be rocked by earthquake

An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale has been recorded in Burma by the US Geological Survey.

No tsunami was generated as a result of the quake, which struck along the borders with Thailand and Laos, about 70 miles from Chiang Rai.

The event comes nearly two weeks after an earthquake measuring 9.0 hit Japan, with the resulting tsunami levelling vast swathes of land in the north of the country.

Pictured: Chiang Rai in Thailand was hit by the quake

Little damage is reported following the latest quake, with tremors felt as far away as Bangkok in northern Thailand.

However, the full extent of the impact could take days to emerge, with movements into Burma heavily restricted.

The quake was six miles underground, according to the US Geological Survey.

At that strength and depth, it said, 600,000 people could feel shaking anywhere from strong to violent.


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