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Absence of aftershocks rattles geologists

from Myanmar Times

A senior geologist in Thailand has warned that the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that shook central Myanmar last week could be followed by an even stronger seismic event, given the absence of aftershocks so far. Suwit Khosuwan, the active fault director of Thailand's Department of Mineral Resources, said that officials in his department were closely monitoring the Rakhine Fault — which caused the Aug. 24 quake — for an aftershock, and that without one there could be another strong quake of at least 7.0 magnitude. more

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