Another Devastating Hits Myanmar And Some Parts Of North And North-Eastern India

Earthquake Hits Myanmar

An enormous earthquake hits today at Myanmar and some parts of India including Patna, Delhi, Jharkhand, Assam and different parts of West Bengal. The measurement of the magnitude of the earthquake according to the Richter Scale is said to be 7.0 but few sources reported it to be 6.8. The extent of the damages caused by this phenomenon is yet unknown. The epicentre of the tremor is believed to have originated at 74 km South East of Malwaik and 246 miles North of Naypyidaw, the capital of Burma.

The tremor believed to have originated at about 8.25 p.m. as per the U.S.Geological Survey(USGS). The epicenter of the earthquake had taken place at a depth of 83.7 miles from the surface of the earth. This earthquake had a tremendous negative impact on the people. They got panicked and fled from the buildings. The witnesses of the tremors claimed that the shake had been felt a total of three consecutive times.

Earthquake Hits Myanmar
A picture of the devastation caused by an Earthquake in 2011 (above).

In Assam a major power failure occurred due to this phenomenon which in turn caused indignation in many areas. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are in their royal tour to India were at the Kaziranga National Park during this time, but they were safe. As per some of the local news sources a crack has been found on the surface of an under constructed metro flyover in Kolkata. People also made videos of different scenarios during the time of the tremors and posted it on different social platforms. Shakes also affected some parts of Bangladesh and Tibet. There were no such major damages to buildings. Besides, no traces of ruins and no loss of lives were also reported.

This has been the second time since last Sunday. On last Sunday, another earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 hits northwestern Pakistan close to the Afghan border. According to the witnesses and U.S.Geological Survey(USGS) it had shaken many buildings and houses in Pakistan capital, Istanbul and Afghanistan.

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