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07 Jan 1991 description

UNDRO 91/0023

MYANMAR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
07 JANUARY 1991

1. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY STATION REPORTS EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED IN VICINITY OF MANDALAY, MYANMAR 5 JAN 14:57 GMT. MAGNITUDE COMPUTED AT 7.2 ON RICHTER SCALE WITH HYPOCENTER AT LATITUDE 23.5 DEGREES NORTH, LONGITUDE 96.3 DEGREES EAST, DEPTH NORMAL.

2. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE IN YANGON IN CONTACT WITH GOVT AND ACCORDING TO PRELIMINARY INFORMATION EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE REPORTED AS NOT MAJOR BUT FULL EXTENT NOT YET KNOWN. UNDRO/UNDP REPRESENTATIVE CONTINUES TO MONITOR SITUATION.