Earthquake highlights need for rigorous protection of Bagan temples

BAGAN’s famed pagodas appear to be the greatest casualty in the tourism sector after a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck central Myanmar on Wednesday. The US Geological Survey said the quake hit near Chauk, a town 120km from Bagan. At least three people were killed and some 185 brick pagodas were damaged, the state newspaper […]

Major earthquake strikes central Myanmar, kills four, destroys pagodas

A powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Myanmar yesterday, killing at least four people and damaging famous pagodas in Bagan and other regions. The earthquake, with its epicenter inside Myanmar, about 12 miles west of Chauk and about 123 miles southwest of the Mandalay seismological observatory, was recorded at 5.04 pm, according to the announcement […]

Interra Completes Drilling at L 140 Well in Myanmar’s Chauk Oil Field

Interra Resources Limited (the Company or Interra) revealed Monday that its jointly controlled entity, Goldpetrol Joint Operating Company Inc. (Goldpetrol), has completed development well L 140 in the Chauk oil field in Myanmar as an oil producer. Interra has a 60 percent interest in the Improved Petroleum Recovery Contract of the Chauk field and also […]