Nature:Earthquake Yunnan

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Nature:Earthquake Yunnan Gender: N/A
born on 7 June 2000 at 21:47 (= 9:47 PM )
Place Myitkyina, Burma, 25n23, 97e24
Timezone GMT h0w
Data source
Timed official source
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°25' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 01°39 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 03°09'



Biography

Chinese earthquake that severely shook northern Myanmar and jolted China's southwestern province of Yunnan. The Yunnan earthquake bureau measured the tremor at 7.3 on the Richter scale, but the Hong Kong Observatory measured the Myanmar quake at 6.5. The official said Yunnan recorded the quake 5.46 a.m. (2146 GMT Wednesday), five minutes earlier than the time that Hong Kong recorded the Myanmar tremor. An official said the epicentre was 140 km (85 miles) north of the Myanmar town of Myitkyina. The Hong Kong Observatory put the epicentre 170 km (105 miles) north of the town, which is around 1,000 km (600 miles) from Yangon, the Myanmar capital. There were no immediate reports of casualties in China because the areas most affected were along the border between the two countries which were difficult to reach, the official said.Exact epicenter:26.856 N // 97.238 E (mik)Also felt in Arunachal Pradesh, India. USGS gives M=6,3 for the quake.

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Source Notes

Amy Sun quotes Reuters on the Internet (ACT) 6/08/2000 (L&L approximate);M.Keller quotes USGS

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  • Mundane : Disasters : Natural Disasters (Earthquake 6.5)