Strong Earthquake Hit Myanmar

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)

Author: Ahmad Ali Karim

Blogger. Official Ambassador at Muafakat Pendidikan Johor (MPJ). Former Columnist at Utusan Online.

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