The 1762 Arakan earthquake (also known as Bengal Earthquake) which heavily affected today's Bangladesh and Myanmar is still poorly understood and also the magnitude shows major uncertainties (M>8). Aung et al. (2008) summarized surveys on coastal uplift indicating a lift-up of 3-7m along parts of the coast. Cummins (2007) reconstructed the uplift with a M8.8 earthquake. With updated data on coastal deformation, Wang et al. (2013) suggest a slightly smaller magnitude of 8.5 as more fitting.
|1000s||10th Century Bengal Earthquake||Myanmar||8.5||D|
|1762 Apr 02nd||1762 Arakan Earthquake||Myanmar||8.5||C|
|Preferred Magnitude||8.50 (8.50-8.80)|
|Quality of Evidence||C|
|2013||Wang et al. (2013)||8.5|
This table lists some of the most relevant publications in estimating the moment magnitude of this earthquake. If you think there are other important or new publications, please get in contact.