4.8 Richer earthquake hits China and Myanmar border

September 3rd, 2008 - 9:43 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

A moderate earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale shook China and Myanmar border on Wednesday 3 , 06:27:25 UTC, ( 12:57:25 PM local time) reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. There are no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at about 24.809°N, 97.664°E with a depth of 10 km. The epicenter is 70 km SSE from Myitkyina, Myanmar, 255 km WSW from Dali, Yunnan of China, 350 km NNE from Mandalay and 900 km N from Yangon of Myanmar.

In 21 August 2008, 3 people lost their lives and 100 have been injured in the earthquake at Myanmar - China Border. The quake measured to be 5.9 Richter.

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