Myanmar 6.8 Earthquake-Photos

25 03 2011

A picture taken close to Myanmar's northeastern city of Tachilek and released by the charity World Vision shows large cracks running along a road a day after an earthquake struck the area. At least 75 people were killed and hundreds left homeless on Friday after a strong earthquake hit Myanmar, as aid workers said it could be days before the extent of the damage becomes clear. (World Vision Myanmar)

An earthquake damaged road and bridge are seen in Tarlay March 25, 2011. There was only limited damage in Thailand and Laos. The death toll was expected to rise slightly in Myanmar after 225 homes and nine government buildings were destroyed. REUTERS/Democratic Voice of Burma/Handout (MYANMAR ) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

In this photo released by Democratic Voice of Burma, officials stand in front of a building destroyed by an earthquake in Tarlay, Shan state, Myanmar, Friday, March 25, 2011. The Thursday night quake toppled homes in northeastern Myanmar and killed dozens of people. (AP Photo/DVB, Alinyaung)

In this photo released by Democratic Voice of Burma, a soldier stands in front of a house destroyed by an earthquake in Tarlay, Shan state, Myanmar, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/DVB, Alinyaung)

An earthquake damaged building is seen in Tarlay March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Democratic Voice of Burma/Handout FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

In this photo released by Democratic Voice of Burma, a resident looks into a crack in a road caused by an earthquake in Tarlay, Shan state, Myanmar, Friday, March 25, 2011. (AP Photo/DVB, Alinyaung)

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Myanmar on Thursday night.

I read in Yahoo News that Myanmar state radio announced Friday that 74 people had been killed and 111 injured in the quake, but was updating the total frequently.

This is the latest disaster that hit Myanmar.

Myanmar is also known as Burma.






Strong Earthquake Hit Myanmar

25 03 2011

Map of Myanmar locating the epicentre of a 6.8-magnitude quake on Thursday. More than 60 people were killed and 90 injured after a strong earthquake struck Myanmar near its border with Thailand, an official said Friday, as some affected areas remained cut off. (AFP/Graphic)

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit Myanmar on Thursday night, March 24, 2011.

Myanmar is also known as Burma.

This is a disaster.

The earthquake was centered at the north of the town Tachileik in the mountain along the Thai border.

The quake was felt in Bangkok And Hanoi.

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand while Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam.

Myanmar state radio announced Friday that 65 people had been killed and 111 injured in the quake.

It also said that 244 houses, 14 Buddhist monasteries and nine government buildings were damaged.

Road and bridges  were also damaged.

In Chiang Rai, Thailand, a woman was killed and some people were injured by the earthquake.

Cracks were found in buildings including the hospital and the city hall.

On Friday, March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.o earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.

I am very sorry and sad for all the victims, their families and friends.

Patients at Chiang Rai hospital are treated on the ground after they were evacuated from a hospital building following an earthquake in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Thursday, March 24, 2011. A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated. (AP Photo) Thailand Out

Patients at Chiang Rai hospital are treated on the ground after they were evacuated from a hospital building following an earthquake in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Thursday, March 24, 2011. A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated. (AP Photo)

Nurses help pushing a patient's bed as they are evacuated from a hospital building following an earthquake at Chiang Rai hospital in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Thursday, March 24, 2011. (AP Photo)








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