(M5.0-5.9 termed as
the Upper Irrawady Valley in Magway division, Myanmar on 22 September 2009
at 01:08 IST or 02:38 BDST.
The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.7
and caused some damage in Myanmar apart from being felt at many places north-east India
If you felt this earthquake in India,
Bangladesh or Myanmar, please let us know!
The earthquake was
3.7 kms E of Magyigon (Magway), Myanmar,
25.7 kms NNW of Minbu (Magway), Myanmar,
56.8 kms S of Chauk (Magway), Myanmar,
88.3 kms NW of Satthwa (Magway), Myanmar,
164 kms WNW of Pyinmana (Mandalay), Myanmar,
200 kms ENE of Sittwe (Rakhine), Myanmar,
300 kms SSE of Kaladan (Mizoram), India,
378 kms SE of Chittagong (Chittagong), Bangladesh,
586 kms SE of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh.
This earthquake was strongly felt in west-central Myanmar where it
is believed to have damaged pagodas in Ohn Pwetaw and Yay Nan
Chaung. Buildings were also damaged at Buthidaung in Rakhine
division. The earthquake was felt in several towns in the region,
including at Kyauk Phyu, Maungdaw, Pauk Taw, Ponna Kyaunt,
Rathidaung and Sittwe. In Bangladesh, it was felt throughout the country including
at Chittagong and Dhaka. In India, the earthquake was felt
strongly in the Barak Valley in Assam as well as in parts of
Mizoram. Elsewhere it was perceptible in other parts of Assam
including Guwahati as well as in the states of Manipur and
Nagaland. Tremors were also reported from as far as Kolkata in
Deep earthquakes along the Myanmar-India or Myanmar-Bangladesh
borders tend to be felt over wide regions to the west of the
epicentre. A Mw=7.0 earthquake on the Manipur-Myanmar border in
1954 was felt as far as Khajurao in Madhya Pradesh. Another Mb=6.5
earthquake on 8 July 1975 that occurred the immediate region of the
latest earthquake on 22 September 2009 caused damage at Chauk and
Pagan apart from being felt over 2,000 kilometres away in Delhi.
Earthquake Information Centre (NEIC), Golden, USA.
Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
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