earthquake (M6.0-6.9 termed as "strong") occurred
in the mountains region along the Sino-Myanmar border, on
22 August 2008 at 18:54
PM local time in Myanmar and 20:24 PM local time in China's
Yunnan Province. It had a magnitude of
resulted in damage as well as casualties in Yunnan Province.
The earthquake on was centred
7.1 kms SSE of Kahtankawng (Yunnan), China,
26.7 kms NW of Yinjiang (Yunnan), China,
38.4 kms ESE of Tumbuktut (Kachin), Myanmar,
44.6 kms WSW of Zhanxi (Yunnan), China,
66.2 kms SE of Myitkyina (Kachin), Myanmar,
96.5 kms NW of Mangshi (Yunnan), China,
88.6 kms NNE of Bhamo (Kachin), Myanmar,
143 kms W of Baoshan (Yunnan), China.
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At least 3 people were killed in this Mw=6.0 earthquake in the
& Jingpo Autonomous Region in Yingjiang county, Yunnan Province.
At least 11,360 houses were destroyed while another 77,747 houses
were damaged in the earthquakes in 191 villages in the region.
The Mw=6.0 earthquake was the strongest event in a series of
earthquakes that shook the region since 19 August 2008. The first,
a Mb=5.2 event on 19 August at 21:53 UTC, destroyed at least 1,200
houses, damaged public buildings as well as roads and resulted in
the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people. It was also strongly
felt in the Laiza border area of Myanmar's Kachin state.
01) National Earthquake Information
Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
02) Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV),
03) Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from
reports by local media and local NGO personnel.
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