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M5.7 Myanmar-Manipur Earthquake, 2005


18 September 2005


SE of Namheinkaw, Sagaing


07:26:00 UTC (12:56:00 IST)  


24.653 N (NEIC)


94.807 E (NEIC)


82.0 kms (NEIC)


Mw 5.7 (NEIC)

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A 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.

The earthquake was centred 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.

01) 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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