Earthquakes in Burma

In Burma there are partly large earthquakes with strengths of more than 7.0, which cause damages within a radius of over 100 kilometers. Measured against the size of the country, earthquakes occur very rarely.

Since 1950 more than 180 people have been killed by direct consequences of earthquakes. 1 earthquakes also caused a subsequent tsunami, which claimed further lifes and damages.

Other natural hazards in Burma:
Tsunamis
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Earthquakes in Burma since 1950

The strongest earthquake in Burma happened on 03/21/1954 in the region Calcutta, Cuttack, Bhagalpur with a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale.
DateRegionTiefeMagnitudeDeathsTotal damage
03/13/2017Tharrawaddy6 km5.12
08/24/2016Chauk55 km6.83
11/11/2012Shwebo38 km6.826
03/24/2011Tachilek12 km6.875
02/04/2011Monywa46 km6.31
08/30/2009Sibsagar48 km5.20
12/25/2008Myanmar (Burma)51 km4.70
09/21/2003Taungdwingyi; Thailand (Bangkok)13 km6.60
01/05/1991Thabeikkyin, Mandalay11 km7.10
08/06/1988Gauhati, Sibsagar, Imphal24 km7.238
07/08/1975Pagan42 km6.51
07/16/1956Myanmar (Burma) 7.038
03/21/1954Calcutta, Cuttack, Bhagalpur11 km7.40


These statistics are based on datas from the National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS): Significant Earthquake Database. . doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K. Several data have been summarized and translated.