Two dead after strong Myanmar quake – Quake felt in Bangkok


3:53pm: Two dead after strong Myanmar quake
A powerful earthquake that struck Myanmar on Sunday left at least two dead and five missing, a government official said, after the tremor sparked panic in the central city of Mandalay.
“According to the information we have so far, two people died and three were injured because of the earthquake, while five are still missing,” the official in the capital Naypyidaw told AFP, asking not to be named.
He said the missing were workers flung into the Irrawaddy river when the quake shook the bridge they were building in an area north of Mandalay, the country’s second-largest city…

8:20am: “Just felt an earthquake in Bangkok. Tall buildings swayed for 7-10 seconds. This was similar, but went on even longer than the Boxing Day quake in 2004.”

This must be it: 7.0 earthquake, 27km E of Shwebo, Myanmar. Nov 11 07:42 at epicenter (10m ago, depth 34km)


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