According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 rocked Myanmar on Friday (EMSC). According to EMSC, the earthquake’s depth was 144 km (89.48 miles), and it was centred about 112 kilometres (69.59 miles) north-northwest of Monywa in Myanmar. According to information from the National Center for Seismology, the earthquake took place approximately 162 kilometres northwest of Burma, Myanmar. The epicentre was being monitored at 23.09 latitude north and 95.01 degree east longitude.
An official source claims that two earthquakes occurred early on Friday in the northeast. The first was centred in the nearby country of Myanmar, while the second was in the Indian state of Manipur. The National Center for Seismology reported that an earthquake with an epicentre in Myanmar with a magnitude of 5.2 occurred around 3.52 am. It was 140 kilometres underground. Assam as a whole, including Guwahati, felt the tremors. At a depth of 10 kilometres, Kamjong, Manipur, was the epicentre of the second earthquake, which had a magnitude of 3.8. The incident reportedly took place around 7:53 am. While the 2016 earthquake did not cause any fatalities, it did cause a tremor of wrath to shake the area.
To not be surprised, it is not the first time! An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck north-east India in January, not far from its borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, killing at least nine people. In March 2011, a powerful earthquake near Myanmar’s border with Laos and Thailand killed 75 people. The largest earthquake to hit Myanmar was in 1956, when it struck the Sagaing region and left a great number of people dead.