December 16, 2016

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‘Earth wave’ brings ominous tidings

An ‘earth wave’ formation on a road in Indaw causes traffic obstacles and anxiety about landslides among locals.  Photo: Maung Chit Lin
An ‘earth wave’ formation on a road in Indaw causes traffic obstacles and anxiety about landslides among locals.
Photo: Maung Chit Lin

A one-metre high earth formation was sprouted across the Indaw-Bamauk Road near Indaw Township, apparently due to shifting underground faults. The formation has become a traffic obstacle and has created anxiety among the local people, who refer to the formation as an ‘earth wave’.
The area also suffered torrential rains and landslides in July.
“Landslides are also happening nearly every day, and it has been found that the road has moved significantly over the last 10 to 15 days.  The earth wave on the road is getting bigger and bigger,” said Ma Yu from Aunggon Village.
The mountain where the landslides are happening seems to be moving to the road, she added.
Vehicles passing the mile post No 203 on the road report that the height of the earth wave has grown to a height of about three feet within a week, said U Aung Kyi of Thakkekyin Village.
Local people are worried about the earth wave, especially in the wake of an earthquake measuring on 4.6 Richter scale that struck near Indaw Township on 11 October.

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