The Myanmar Earthquake Committee has warned that the risk exists of a high-intensity earthquake on the Sagaing Fault that would trigger a tsunami along the Burmese coastline.
Earthquake committee says that although small-scale quakes are common in Burma, people should not worry too much about a devastating disaster.
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake briefly jolted buildings in Burma’s largest city and commercial hub Rangoon on Monday evening at around 8:50 p.m. local time.
The number of temples that will need extensive repairs has risen from 187 last week to 397 as the Department of Archaeology continues to inventory the damage.
A powerful earthquake shook central Burma on Wednesday, killing at least three people and damaging scores of centuries-old Buddhist pagodas around the ancient capital of Bagan.
An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Burma on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region.