earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred
Shan State in eastern Myanmar on 26
at 07:59 AM local time in Myanmar.
It had a magnitude of Mb=5.8 and caused damage as well as
fatalities in the region. Official secrecy and the scale of the
Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, that preceded this earthquake by
30-minutes, have overshadowed the effects of this earthquake.
The earthquake was centred
5 kms NNE of Nawngpeng (Shan State), Myanmar,
14.8 kms NNE of Nammang (Shan State), Myanmar,
32.2 kms E of Namzang (Shan State), Myanmar,
67 kms E of Taunggyi (Shan State), Myanmar,
83.7 kms S of Loiham (Shan State), Myanmar,
108 kms SSE of Indaw (Shan State), Myanmar,
199 kms NE of Pyinmana (Shan State), Myanmar,
204 kms SE of Mandalay (Shan State), Myanmar,
250 kms WNW of Chiang Rai, Thailand,
271 kms NW of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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At least 13 people were killed in this earthquake in the town of
Namzang where several buildings collapsed. A pagoda near the
Namzang Airfield was also damaged. Damage to buildings was also
reported from Langkhur to the south of Namzang. Strong tremors
were experienced at Loilem and Panglong. The shock was also felt
in the surrounding
region including at Kunhing, Mongnai, Langkher, Mawkmai and
Mongpan. Tremors were also perceptible as far as Chiang Mai in
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