Two slight earthquakes hit Myanmar

Nay Won Htet

A slight earthquake of magnitude 4.2 Richter Scale with epicenter inside Myanmar (about 18 miles northwest of Pathein), latitude 17.00°N, longitude 94.60°E, depth 20 kilometers about 18 miles northwest of Pathein seismological observatory was recorded in early morning of June 20 2018, according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

Another slight earthquake of magnitude 4.6 Richter Scale with its epicenter outside Myanmar, latitude 24.75°N, longitude 94.38°E, depth 25 kilometers about 38 miles north of Tamu seismological observatory was recorded in the afternoon of June 20, sources said.

“The two quakes hit Myanmar on June 20. One is centering inside Myanmar and the other is centering outside Myanmar,” said Dr Yin Myo Min Htwe, Deputy Director of Earthquake Sub-department under the DMH.

More than 90 quakes hit Myanmar until now in this year and it is significantly much more than the number of quakes hit last year.