Printer Friendly

5.6 Richter scale quake jolts Myanmar's Shan State.

BANGKOK, Aug. 16 Kyodo

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Myanmar's northeastern Shan State on Sunday, a Thai earthquake-monitoring center said Monday.

The quake, which hit at 11:19 p.m. Sunday, had its epicenter an estimated 254 kilometers southwest of the northern Thai city Chiang Mai, where the earthquake monitoring center is located, according to an official at the center.

No damage or casualties have been reported, the official said, but added the quake may have been in a remote area.

A quake with a magnitude 5.6 could destroy wooden and some concrete buildings.

A geological fault runs through the northeastern area of Myanmar and Shan State often has earthquakes, the official said, adding a 5.2 quake hit there July 15.
COPYRIGHT 1999 Kyodo News International, Inc.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1999 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Asian Economic News
Date:Aug 23, 1999
Words:131
Previous Article:Imelda Marcos claims 3,000 pairs of shoes again.
Next Article:Korean stock prices down 10.19 points to 907.28.


Related Articles
Quake shake.
Moderate quake rocks western Japan.
Moderate quake hits Fukushima, Niigata prefectures.
Moderate quake hits Miyakojima Island+.
Earthquake jolts northern Myanmar state.
4TH LD: Moderate quakes continue to jolt Izu island chain.
LEAD: M4.9 quake shakes Izu island chain.
3RD LD: Strong quakes continue to hit Izu islands.
M4.5 quake hits Iriomotejima Island in Okinawa.
M3.5 earthquake shakes Kozushima Island, south of Tokyo.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters