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Quake within Myanmar and seven aftershocks off southern coast


ANOTHER earthquake of 3.3 magnitude was recorded within Myanmar this evening (June 19) with there being seven aftershocks to this morning’s  6.0 magnitude quake off southern Myanmar coast that led to highrises in Bangkok, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani swaying thus sparking panic among residents.

The Meteorological Department’s Earthquake Observation Division said the epicentre of the 8.40 a.m. (Thai time) quake which was followed by seven more aftershocks is about 500 kilometres from Bangkok and around 289 kilometres from Phop Phra district, Tak province.

At 5.39 p.m. a 3.3 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 19 km was recorded within Myanmar around 90 km northwest of Pang Mapha district, Mae Hong Son province.

The quake and aftershocks off Myanmar’s southern coast are occurring along fault lines with horizontal shifts detected.

The seven aftershocks are as follows:

1) At 8.57 a.m. a 3.6 magnitude tremor;

2) At 10.46 a.m., a 4.4 magnitude tremor;

3) At 11.14 a.m., a 4.4 magnitude tremor;

4) At 12.25 p.m., a 4.0 magnitude tremor;

5) At 2:17 p.m., a 3.4 magnitude tremor;

6) At 5.21 p.m., a 4.1 magnitude tremor;

7) At 6.36 p.m. a 4.9 magnitude tremor.


Top: Map showing location of the earthquake and aftershocks off Myanmar’s southern coast. Credit: Thai Rath

Insert: The location of the quake that struck mainland Myanmar this evening (June 19). Credit:  Earthquake Observation Division

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