A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck the Asian nation of Myanmar at about 8:25 p.m. (UTC) on April 13, 2016.
1 million people live less than 50 miles from the epicenter. There were some reports of damage, but no confirmations of any destroyed structures.
A powerful M6.9 earthquake shook Myanmar and India on April 13, 2016. The epicenter was situated at a depth of 83.7 miles and located 46 miles southeast of Mawlaik and 246 miles north of Naypyidaw, the capital of the country.
Earthquake!!!! The coolest I’ve ever felt. It was about more than 2 minutesm pic.twitter.com/tPxzM1r2Zf
— Faruk Hossain Ifti (@phrithik) April 13, 2016
Shaking was also felt in Bangladesh, Tibet and eastern India. Here some videos of the quake captured from these areas and posted on social media:
— Rajat Gupta (@rajAT) April 13, 2016
and here in an hospital:
In Myanmar’s main city of Yangon, a town of nearly 6 million, panicked residents fled from buildings when the shaking began.
The USGS estimates a 63 percent chance of a death toll between 1 and 100. There were some reports of damage, but no confirmations of any destroyed structures.
All known injuries so far were believed to have been sustained during the panicked moments following the quake.
In the state of Assam, the quake was believed to be responsible for a power failure that caused outages in several areas.
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) April 13, 2016
Hopefully, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who were in Assam’s Kaziranga National Park are safe!