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M5.8 Nawngpeng Earthquake, 2004


26 December 2004


NNE of Naungpeng, Shan


01:29:50 UTC


20.889 N (ISC)


97.672 E (ISC)


33 kms (ISC)


Mb 5.8 (NEIC), 5.5 (ISC)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") occurred in the Shan State in eastern Myanmar on 26 December 2004 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 centr
ed 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 su
rrounding region including at Kunhing, Mongnai, Langkher, Mawkmai and Mongpan. Tremors were also perceptible as far as Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.

01) International Seismological Centre (ISC), Berkshire, U.K.
) National Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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