An earthquake measuring around 5 on the Richter scale struck near Yangon, Myanmar, on Saturday night. Although some buildings were shaken, There have been no reports of damage or injuries.
Saturday night earthquake near Yangon with a magnitude of around 5
An earthquake measuring around 5 on the Richter scale struck near Yangon, Myanmar on Saturday night. Although some houses were shaken, There have been no reports of damage or injuries.
Saturday night at 8:55 p.m., about 12 miles southwest of Bago City. The quake was centered about 27 miles northeast of the Geoquake Station. The quake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) underground. The Myanmar Meteorological and Hydrological Department announced that it has a magnitude of 5.1 on the Richter scale. The central place is described in some records as the village of Sisongone near the city of Lengku.
According to the United States Earthquake Service, it is 4.8 magnitude. Some residents of Yangon reported that they noticed the earthquake and that their houses and household items were shaken on some websites and social networks.
According to Earthquakelist.org, an earthquake data collection group, underground tremors are constant and small earthquakes occur. According to these records, there were 17 small earthquakes in and around Myanmar between September 1st and 23rd. This time, the earthquake near Yangon was around 5 on the Richter scale.