Two slight earthquakes hit Myanmar for two days in a row

Writer: 
San Htoo Aung

Two slight quakes hit centering inside Myanmar for two days in a row, according to Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

A slight earthquake of magnitude 4.8 Richter Scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar (about 20 miles southeast of Tamu seismological observatory) latitude 23.98°N, longitude 94.50°E, depth 85 kilometers on August 6.

Another slight earthquake of magnitude 4.9 Richter Scale with its epicenter inside Myanmar (about 20 miles southeast of Homalin) latitude 24.63°N, longitude 95.03°E, depth 97 kilometers about 53 miles northeast of Tamu seismological observatory on August 5.

The quake is a natural disaster for Myanmar as it is located on Sagaing, Kyaukkyan, Kabaw and Kalatan faults. Myanmar has five major faults and 40 smaller faults.

People lived nearby of the faults should participate and practice in preparation work during the disaster in advance, said Dr Yin Myo Min Htwe from Earthquake sub-department under the DMH.

Myanmar had been hit by 7.5 Richter Scale quake in Rakhin coast in 1762 and 7.0 Richter Scale quake in Yangon and Bago which killed 550 people in 1930.