Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits Myanmar

Very strong M6.9 earthquake hits Myanmar

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Myanmar at 13:55 UTC on April 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 134.8 km (83.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.9 at a depth of 137 km (85.1 miles). According to the USGS, the epicenter was located…

Myanmar’s overshadowed sufferings

Myanmar’s overshadowed sufferings

Problems in brief Myanmar’s struggling democracy and oppression on Rohingya minority have made the world media busy in covering the country, eventually hindering the news of numerous sufferings across the country. In most of the human development Myanmar ranks

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and fully dissipated

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and fully dissipated

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen fully dissipated after weakening into tropical storm on May 16, 2013. Luckily, its impact was far less damaging than initially expected. Mahasen veered west of its predicted path after dumping heavy rains over bay of Bengal coastal

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake M 6.8 hit Myanmar

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake M 6.8 hit Myanmar

Very strong, shallow and deadly earthquake Magnitude 6.8 hit Myanmar on November 11, 2012 at 01:12 UTC according to USGS. Epicenter location was 56 km (34 miles) NNE of Shwebo, Myanmar and 117 km (72 miles) N of Mandalay, Myanmar at coordinates 23.014°N,

Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Deforestation and food crisis threatens Myanmar

Part of Myanmar’s breadbasket in the country’s centre is fast deteriorating and the area may face greater food insecurity without immediate action, local NGOs warn. Myanmar ranks #4 in the world for annual forest area lost per year. Between 2000 and 2005, the country

Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier