Image Source: BBC 


BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
Anchor Logan Tittle

A powerful earthquake struck central Myanmar Sunday. Here’s CNN with the details.

"The magnitude 6.8 quake could be felt as far away as Bangkok, Thailand. At least thirteen people are dead and 40 injured."

The quake struck just north of the country’s second-largest city of Mandalay. Two 5.0-magnitude aftershocks were also reported. And according to Euronews, the event seemed to panic residents in the area.

“Residents rushed from their homes and have been afraid to go back indoors for fear of further tremors.
Local media say homes collapsed, as did a gold mine and a bridge under construction.”


But the BBC reports earthquakes of this magnitude aren’t new for this country.

“In March 2011, at least 75 people died when a powerful earthquake hit Burma near the borders with Laos and Thailand.”

And the Associated Press says the earthquake comes just a week before President Obama’s scheduled trip to the region. He will be the first U.S. president to ever to travel to the country.
 

 

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Myanmar

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Nov 11, 2012

Powerful Earthquake Rocks Central Myanmar

Image Source: BBC 


BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
Anchor Logan Tittle

A powerful earthquake struck central Myanmar Sunday. Here’s CNN with the details.

"The magnitude 6.8 quake could be felt as far away as Bangkok, Thailand. At least thirteen people are dead and 40 injured."

The quake struck just north of the country’s second-largest city of Mandalay. Two 5.0-magnitude aftershocks were also reported. And according to Euronews, the event seemed to panic residents in the area.

“Residents rushed from their homes and have been afraid to go back indoors for fear of further tremors.
Local media say homes collapsed, as did a gold mine and a bridge under construction.”


But the BBC reports earthquakes of this magnitude aren’t new for this country.

“In March 2011, at least 75 people died when a powerful earthquake hit Burma near the borders with Laos and Thailand.”

And the Associated Press says the earthquake comes just a week before President Obama’s scheduled trip to the region. He will be the first U.S. president to ever to travel to the country.
 

 

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