I estimate that the city of Yangon (formerly Rangoon) and adjacent provinces (Yangon, Rakhine, Ayeryarwady, Bago) represent an earthquake risk similar in severity to that of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea region. The number of fatalities and injured in a single future earthquake may exceed 100,000, possibly by much. After the M 9.3 Sumatra earthquake of December 2004 that ruptured from central Sumatra to the Andaman Islands (e.g., Mignan et al. 2006), the likelihood of additional ruptures in the direction of Myanmar, and within Myanmar, has increased (V. G. Kossobokov, M8-MSc Global Test communication). This assessment is...

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