Myanmar Earthquake

Posted by Charles Kayne | 3/28/2011 | | 0 comments » Share

An earthquake of 7.6 Richter scale struck in the Indian Ocean early this morning, prompting US Government to issue Tsunami warning for the region. An earth quake measuring 7.6 on the Richter scale was reported by the USGS today. The earthquake struck near Andaman Island, in Indian Ocean, at 19:55:39 GMT (1:55:39 local time), 260 km (190 miles) north of Andaman Island and 365 km (225 miles) south of Bassein (Pathein) in Myanmar.

The earthquake prompted US government to issue Tsunami watch for the local countries including Thailand, Burma (Myanmar), Indonesia, India and Bangladesh. The tsunami warning was cancelled a few hours later “as sea levels indicated that a significant tsunami was not generated.”