An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 occurred near Myitkyina, Myanmar at 20:49:24.80 UTC on May 23, 2014. (This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.) Location: 41 miles (65 km) SE of Myitkyina, Myanmar; 143 miles (230 km) WSW of Dali, Yunnan, China; 235 miles (378 km) NNE of Mandalay, Myanmar; 481 miles (773 km) ENE of DHAKA, Bangladesh
***************************************** 5/24/14 ya jahpawnt buga aten 3:14 AM hta Laiza muklum kaw magnitude 6 daramrai na re ngu lu maram ai nnang nawn gaba nawn lai wa ai lam shiga lu na ai. nnang nawn daju(center)Miwamung Kachangzhen kaw re lam chye lu ai..Myitkyina muklum kaw du hkra dum kashun lai wa ai lam buga masha ni kawn chye lu ai. 3:14 AM shawng nna nawn ai shaloi 1 minute dang na nna de hpang 3:24 hta 3 sec rai nna n-gun kya ai kanang nawn kaji ni matut shamu taw nga ding yang re lam shiga lu na ai.
Kachin, tribal peoples occupying parts of northeastern Myanmar (Burma) and contiguous areas ofIndia (Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland) and China (Yunnan). The greatest number of Kachin live in Myanmar (roughly 790,000), but some 150,000 live in China and a few thousand in India. Numbering about 1012,000 in the late 20th century, they speak a variety of languages of the Tibeto-Burman group and are thereby distinguished as Jinghpaw, or Jingpo (Chingpaw [Ching-p’o], Singhpo), Atsi, Maru (Longvo), Lachid, Nung (Rawang), and Lisu .
The traditional Kachin religion is a form of animistic ancestor cult entailing animalsacrifice. As a result of the arrival of American and European missionaries in Burma beginning in the late 19th century, a majority of the Kachin are Christian, mainly Baptist and Roman Catholic. Among the Kachin in India, Buddhism predominates.