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M5.7 Sagaing Division Earthquake, 2009


29 December 2009


N of Sagata, Sagaing


09:01:53 UTC  


24.245 N (PDE)


94.721 E (PDE)


114.1 kms (PDE)


Mw 5.7 (HRV), 5.6 (PDE)

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A moderate earthquake (M5.0-5.9 termed as "moderate") struck the Upper Chindwin Valley in Sagaing division, Myanmar on 29 December 2009 at 14:31 IST or 16:01 BDST. The earthquake had a magnitude of Mw=5.7 and caused some damage in Assam apart from being felt at many places north-east India and Bangladesh.

If you felt this earthquake in India, Bangladesh or Myanmar, please let us know!

The earthquake was centred 4.8 kms N of Sagata (Sagaing), Myanmar,
12.3 kms SSW of Minya (Sagaing), Myanmar,
37 kms SE of Shwelobo (Sagaing), Myanmar,
56.4 kms WSW of Sinlamaung (Sagaing), Myanmar,
74.5 kms NNE of Mawlaik (Sagaing), Myanmar,
100 kms ESE of Imphal (Manipur), India,
169 kms SSE of Kohima (Nagaland), India,
370 kms SE of Guwahati (Assam), India,
443 kms ENE of Dhaka (Dhaka), Bangladesh.

This earthquake was widely felt in north-eastern India and was also felt in parts of Bangladesh. Conflicting reports say the earthquake caused panic at Imphal while others say it was barely felt by most residents of the city. Several buildings developed cracks and bathroom fittings were damaged in Guwahati in Assam, India, where the earthquake was strongly felt. This earthquake was felt at Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh, at Jorhat and Tezpur in Assam, at Shillong in Meghalaya as well as in parts of Nagaland and northern West Bengal. In Bangladesh, it was felt in the districts of Bandarban, Chittagong, Dhaka, Khagrachari, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet.

01) National Earthquake Information Centre (PDE), Golden, USA.

Harvard Centroid Moment Tensor Solution (HRV), Harvard, USA.
Macroseismic information has been compiled by the ASC from reports by local media and local NGO personnel.

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