moderate earthquake struck the
Myanmar-Manipur border, on 18 September 2005
at 12:56 IST
causing isolated minor damage to property in some parts of Manipur.
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.7
and was felt at many places north-east India
and Bangladesh as well as in tall buildings in northern Thailand.
4.1 kms SE of Namheinkaw (Sagaing), Myanmar,
15.2 kms SSE of Gwedaukkon (Sagaing), Myanmar,
34.7 kms SE of Chassud (Manipur), India,
69.6 kms NE of Tamu (Sagaing), Myanmar,
84.3 kms E of Imphal (Manipur), India,
207 kms E of Silchar (Assam), India,
297 kms E of Sylhet (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
303 kms SSE of Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh), India,
461 kms ENE of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh.
This earthquake was widely felt in
north-east India, including in the states of Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur & Meghalaya. The earthquake was strongly felt at
Imphal sending people running outdoors. A temporary stall put up on
the grounds of the Old District Hospital was seriously damaged and
collapsed a few hours later.
Tremors were also felt at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, at Guwahati
in Assam and at Chittagong, Dhaka, Narayanganj & Sylhet in
Bangladesh. Mild tremors were also felt by the occupants of
high-rise buildings in the city of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
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