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1956 Sagaing earthquake

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Magnitude  Mw 7.1
Casualties  38 deaths
Depth  25 km (16 mi)
1956 Sagaing earthquake
Date  July 16, 1956 (1956-07-16)

The 1956 Sagaing earthquake occurred on July 16, 1956, at 15:07 UTC. The earthquake was located near Sagaing, Burma. This earthquake had a magnitude of Mw 7.1.

Thirty-eight people died because of the earthquake. Several pagodas, including the Mingun Pagoda, were severely damaged. The earthquake was close to the Shan-Sagaing Fault. However, the focal mechanism remains undetermined. The intensity reached MM VIII to MM IX near the epicenter.

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1956 Sagaing earthquake Wikipedia


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