Dr Myo Thant

Dr Myo Thant
Professor, Department of Geology

Contact
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+95 9250074719, myothant05@gmail.com
Educational Records
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B. Sc (Geology) Mandalay University (1993-1995)
M.Sc (Geology) Mandalay University (1999-2001)
M.Res (Geology) Mandalay University (2001-2002)
Doctor of Engineering (Geological Engineering) Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia (AUN/SEED-Net, JICA, Ph.D Sandwich Program, 2006 – 2009) affiliated with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
10.7.2007-25.3.2008 (Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Kyushu University)
26.3.2008-25.6.2008 (Disaster Prevention Research Institute, DPRI, Kyoto University)
Short-term Research Program in Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (27.11.2012 – 28.12.2012)
Short-term Research Program in Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University (26.05.2013 – 27.06.2013)
Work Experience
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Demonstrator, Geology Department, Mandalay University (28. 7. 1998 – 31. 7 .2002)
Demonstrator, Geology Department, Kalay University
(16. 8. 2002 – 31. 1. 2004)
Demonstrator, Geology Department, Yadanabon University (6. 2. 2004 – 26. 1. 2005)
Demonstrator, Geology Department, Yangon University
(27. 1.2005 – 30. 11. 2006)
Assistant Lecturer, Geology Department, Yangon University (1. 12. 2006 – 10. 2 2010)
Assistant Lecturer, Geology Department, Dawei University (15. 2. 2010 – 31.12.2011)
Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Yangon (1. 12. 2011 – 31.8.2015)
Associate Professor, Geology Department, University of Mandalay (1.9.2015 – 30.11.2016)
Professor, Geology Department, Monywa University (1.12.2016-Now)
Writing Papers
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Writing Papers –
Geology of Taungthonelone Area, Bamauk Township, Sagaing Division, Myanmar.
– Environmental Impacts of Gold Mining in Myanmar
– Petrology of Nweyon-Yemyet area, Singu Township, Mandalay Division Myanmar (Thesis for M.Sc degree)
– Geology and Ore Deposits of Kwinthoneze-Leikkya area, Thabeikkyin Township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar (Dissertation for M.Res degree)
– Delineation of Strong Ground Motion by Using Aftershocks Data, Seismicity and Geological Information for Southern Yogyakarta Depression Area, Indonesia (Dissertation for Doctoral degree)

Bo San, Ali Akbar Khan, Nyan Win, Myo Thant, 2003; Geology of Taungthonelone Area, Inndaw Township, Sagaing Region, Report of Collaboration Research of Universities; University of Monywa and Kalay University.
Thant, M., Pramumijoyo, S., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D., Aoki, K. 2006. Study on Tropical Soil Behaviors in Response to Earthquake in Yogyakarta area, Central Java, 8th Field Wise Seminar on Geological Engineering Field & 3rd International Symposium and Exhibition on Earth Resources and Geological Engineering Education, Aug 3-4.
Thant, M., Pramumijoyo, S., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D., Aoki, K. 2006. Study on Tropical Soil Behaviors in Response to Earthquake in Liwa, Southern Sumatra, 8th Field Wise Seminar on Geological Engineering Field & 3rd International Symposium and Exhibition on Earth Resources and Geological Engineering Education, Aug 3-4.
Marliyani, G.I., Pramumijoyo, S., Setiadi, Y., Ehara, S., Fukuoka, K., Anderson, R., and Thant, M., 2006. Aftershock Observation of 27 May 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake and Sub Surface Structure Determination, poster presented in the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 11-15, Dec.
Thant, M., Kawase, H., Pramumijoyo, S., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D., 2007. Evaluation of Seismicity from the Past Earthquakes: Estimation of b-value in Yogyakarta Depression Area, Indonesia for PSHA, 10th Feld Wse Sem. on “Resh. and Edu. in Geol. Eng. for Sustainable Economic Develop. in ASEAN” and 4th Inter. Symp., HCMC Univ. of Tech., Hochiminh City, Vietnam, Oct. 24-25 th .
Thant, M., Kawase, H., Pramumijoyo, S., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D. 2007. Estimation of Maximum Magnitude of Earthquake Potentials for Yogyakarta Depression Area, Indonesia, 11th Feld. Wse. Smnr. of AUN/SEED-Net Project & 5th Intern. Symp. on Eth. Res. & Geol. Eng. Edu., UGM, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 17-18 Dec.
Salahuddin, H., Pramumijoyo, S, Thant, M., Naing, T. and Murjaya, J. 2007. A Short Note On The Seismic History Of Yogyakarta Prior To The May 27, 2006 Earthquake. In: The Yogyakarta Earthquake, 2006, Geological Engineering Department, UGM, Indonesia, pp 3-1 – 3-7.
Thant, M., Kawase, H., Pramumijoyo, S., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D. 2008. Focal Mechanisms of Subduction Zone Earthquakes along the Java Trench: Preliminary Study of PSHA for Yogyakarta Region, Indonesia, Proceeding, 14th WCEE, Beijing, China.
Thant, M., Pramumijoyo, S., Kawase, H., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D. 2008. Validation of Attenuation Relation for Yogyakarta Depression Area by Using the Aftershocks Records of 27 May, 2006 Yogyakarta Earthquake: Approach for Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Analysis, Prd, 1st Regional Workshop on Geol. and Geo-Recources Eng. Research in ASEAN: Sustainable Geol. Eng. and Geo-Resources Edu., July 31 – Aug 1, Chiangmai, Thailand.
Thant, M., Pramumijoyo, S., Kawase, H., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D. 2008. Probabilistic Seismic Hazards Assessment for Yogyakarta Area, Central Java, Proced., 33th Annual Scientific Meeting, Indonesian Association of Geophysicists, 3-5, November, Bandung, Indonesia.
Thant, M., Pramumijoyo, S., Kawase, H., Hendrayana, H., and Adi, A.D. 2008. Comparing The Seismic Hazards Expected From The Fault Specific Sources And Areal Seismic Sources For Yogyakarta Area, Java, Indonesia, The 1st Regional Conference on Geo-Disaster Mitigation in ASEAN: Towards Sustainability in Geo-environment, Geohazard, and Waste Management. 3-4, March, 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Myo Thant, 2009. Petrogenetic Significance of Metamorphic Units of the Nweyon – Yemyet Area, Singu Township, Mandalay Division, Myanmar, Research Journal, University of Yangon, Vol. 1, No. 2. Dec. 2009.
Myo Thant, Subagyo Pramumijoyo, Heru Hendtrayana, Hiroshi Kawase, Agus Darmawan Adi, 2010. Estimation of maximum earthquake magnitude of earthquake potentials for Yogyakarta depression area, Indonesia, Jr. of SE Asian Applied Geology, Vol. 2, No. 1. Jan-April, 2010.
Myo Thant, Subagyo Pramumijoyo, Heru Hendtrayana, Hiroshi Kawase, Agus Darmawan Adi, 2010. Evaluation of Strong Ground Motion for Yogyakarta Depression Area, Indonesia; Journal of Southeast Asian Applied Geology, Vol. 2, No. 2., May – August, 2010
Subagyo Pramumijoyo, Myo Thant, 2011. Seismic Hazard Mapping for Yogyakarta Depression Area, Indonesia; ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, October, 2011, p 57-68
Myo Thant, Soe Thura Tun, Maung Thein, Win Swe, Than Myint, 2011. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon Region, Myanmar, Report for Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC), July, 2011.
Myo Thant, Nwai Le’ Nge, Soe Thura Tun, Maung Thein, Win Swe, and Than Myint, 2012; Seismic Hazard Assessment of Mandalay, Mandalay Region, Report of Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC) to Asia Disaster Preparedness Center.
Myo Thant, Nwai Le’ Nge, Soe Thura Tun, Maung Thein, Win Swe, and Than Myint, 2012; Seismic Hazard Assessment of Myanmar; Report of Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC) to Asia Disaster Preparedness Center.
Thiha Soe, Myo Thant, Thet Naing, Thida Oo, 2012. Geologic Setting and Mineralization Style of Gold and Economic Mineral Assemblages at Naungpat Propect, Banmauk Township, Northern Myanmar; Report of Research Project of Asia Research Center, University of Yangon.
Tun Naing, Hiroshi Kawase, Shinichi Matsushima, Myo Thant, Chit Thet Mon, Thazin Htet Tin, Khin Kyawt Kyawt Oo, 2013. S-Wave velocity profiles based on the HVRs in Bago, Myanmar for seismic hazard mapping, International symposium on Earthquake Engineering, JAEE, Vol. 2.
Myo Thant, 2014. Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon Region, Myanmar; ASEAN Engineering Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, December, 2014, p117-131.
Soe Thura Tun, Yu Wang, Saw Ngwe Khaing, Myo Thant, Nyunt Htay, Yin Myo Min Htwe, Than Myint, Kerry Sieh, 2014. Surface Ruptures of the Mw 6.8 March 2011 Tarlay Earthquake, Eastern Myanmar; Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 104, No. 6, Dec, 2014, doi10.1785/0120130321.
Myo Thant, 2015. Development of the seismic microzonaiton maps of Yangon city, based on the probabilistic approach together with field investigation; Project of Geology Department, University of Yangon, DPRI, Kyoto University and Geological Engineering Department, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia under Collaborative Research Program for Common Regional Issues under AUN/SEED-Net, 2013 – 2015.
Myo Thant, Tun Naing, Hiroshi Kawase, Subagyo Pramumijoyo, Chit Thet Mon, Thazin Htet Tin, Khin Kyawt Kyawt Oo, 2015. Site specific probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for Yangon City, Myanmar. Proceedings of the 7th Regional Symposium on infrastructure development, Vol. 20, No. 7, pp.175-179.
Myo Thant, Linn Thu Aung, Hiroshi Kawase, 2015. Ground motion modelling of the magnitude 6.8 Nov. 11, 2012 Thabeikkyin Earthquake, Mandalay Region, Myanmar. Universities Research Journal, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 59-74.
Y. Hirokawa, S. Matsushima, H. Kawase, Myo Thant, Tun Naing, 2017. Estimation of subsurface S-wave velocity structure in Yangon City, Myanmar using microtremors, 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE2017, Santiago Chile, January 9-13, 2017, paper no. 3696.
Phyoe Swe Aung, Hiroshi Kawase, Shinichi Matsushima, Tun Naing, Myo Thant, 2018. Evaluation of deep S-wave velocity profiles in Sagaing Region, Myanmar from long period microtremor array records, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, DPRI Annuals, No. 61 B, pp.272-281.
Win Naing, Kyaw Tun, Myo Thant, Linn Thu Aung, Auang Myat Kyaw, Zaw Naing Oo, Soe Thura Tun, 2018. Geology and seismotectonics of the Shweli-3 Dam Project area, Northern Shan State: Consideration for Potential Seismic Hazards. Journal of Myanmar Geosciences Society, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 9-49.
Lin Thu Aung, Stacey Servito Martin, Yu Wang, Shengji Wei, Myo Thant, Khaing Nyein Htay, Hla Myo Aung, Tay Zar Kyaw, Soe Min, Kaung Sithu, Tun Naing, Saw Ngwe Khaing, Kyaw Moe Oo, G. Suresh, Weiwen Chen, Phyo Maung Maung, Vineet Gahalaut, 2019. A comprehensive assessment of ground motions from two 2016 intra-slab earthquakes in Myanmar, Tectonophysics Vol. 765, p 146-160.

Participating the international conference/meeting
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Participating the international conference/meeting
Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps for Bago Region, Myanmar; GeoMyanmar 2012, March 1-2, 2012, Sedona Hotel, Yangon 2012
Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon Region, Myanmar, 5th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on Geo-Disaster Mitigation in ASEAN, Manila, Philippines, Sept. 6-7, 2012 2012
S-Wave Velocity Profiles Based on the HVRs in Bago, Myanmar for Seismic Hazard Mapping; International symposium on Earthquake Engineering, JAEE, Vol.2, 2013 2013
Development of Seismic Microzonation Maps of Mandalay City, Mandalay Region, Myanmar, Int. Conf on Geol. Eng., Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Dec. 11 – 12, 2013. 2013
Seismic Hazard Assessment for Mandalay City, Mandalay Region, Myanmar; GEOSEA-GEOMYANMAR2014, March 10-11, 2014 Sedona Hotel, Yangon 2014
S-Wave Velocity Profiling Based on the Microtremor HVRs and Boring Data in Bago, Myanmar for Fugure Seismic Microzonation; GEOSEA-GEOMYANMAR2014, March 10-11, 2014 Sedona Hotel, Yangon 2014
Coseismic Surface Rupture and Displacement during the 11th November 2012 Mw6.8 Thabeikkyin Earthquake, Myanmar; GEOSEA-GEOMYANMAR2014, March 10-11, 2014 Sedona Hotel, Yangon 2014
Importance of Quantitative Site Effect Estimation in Strong Motion Prediction and Seismic Risk Analysis; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
S-Wave Velocity Profiling Based on the Microtremor HVRs and Boring Data and Analysis of Amplification Characteristics at some Selected Sites in Bago, Myanmar; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
Estimation of Subsurface Ground Structures in Yangon City Using Microtremors; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
1997 Major Landslides in Longlon Township, Dawei District, Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
Seismotectonics of Momeik (Nanting) Fault; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
PSHA Maps of Myanmar, 2012: An Important Step Forward for Earthquake Risk Reduction in Earthquake-Prone Myanmar; The 7th AUN/SEED-Net Geol. Eng. Conf. (AGEC) & The 2nd AUN/SEED-Net Natural Disaster Conf. (ANDC), University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, Sept. 29-30, 2014 2014
Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment of Bago and Taungoo Cities, Bago Region, Myanmar; The 5th International Workshop on Seismotectonics in Myanmar and Earthquake Risk Management, SMERM 2015, 26-27 February, 2015 2015
Characterization of Subduction and Collision Zone Earthquakes for Seismic Hazard Assessment of Myanmar; 12th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, AOGS, Singapore, August 2-7, 2015 2015
Site Specific Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment for Yangon City, Myanmar; The 7th Regional Symposium on Infrastructure Development, RSID7, Bangkok, Thailand, November 5-7. 2015 2015
Seismic Sources Identification and Characterization of Myanmar: Towards Updating the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps (2012); American Geophysical Union AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, December 14-18, 2015 2015
Updating the Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps of Myanmar; 12th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, AOGS, Beijing, China, Jyly 31 – August 5, 2016 2016
Estimation of Subsurface S-wave Veolocity Structure in Yangon City, Myanmar Using Microtremors; 16th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, 16WCEE 2017, Santiago Chile, January 9-13, 2017 (Paper No. 3696) 2017
The Role of Social Media in Macroseismic Mapping of the MW 6.9 Kani and MW 6.8 Chauk Earthquakes of 2016 in Myanmar, 14th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 6-11 August, 2017. Singapore. 2017
Geology and Structural Significance of Yazagyo Area, Western Ranges, Myanmar, 14th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 6-11 August, 2017. Singapore. 2017
Characterization of Seismicity of the Recent Magnitude 6.8 Earthquakes in Myanmar, 14th Annual Meeting of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society, 6-11 August, 2017. Singapore. 2017
Updating Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Maps of Myanmar; The 1st National Conference on Earth Sciences, MNCES2017. University of Monywa 2017
The updated seismic hazard models of Myanmar; GeoMyanmar2018, Yangon Myanmar 2018
Toward uniform probabilistic seismic hazard assessments for SE Asia; The 15th Annual Meeting of AOGS, Hawaii, USA 2018
Time-dependent seismic hazard assessment for Yangon, Myanmar. Impact of stress perturbation by recent earthquakes; The 15th Annual Meeting of AOGS, Hawaii, USA 2018
The first portable seismic array in Myanmar and the crustal and upper mantle structures beneath north central Myanmar; The 15th Annual Meeting of AOGS, Hawaii, USA 2018
Developing site conditions map of Myanmar for seismic hazard assessment; The 15th Annual Meeting of AOGS, Hawaii, USA 2018
Site investigation for major cities of Myanmar by microtermor HVSR method and geotechnical approach for site response analysis; Intl. Conf. for the Decade Memory of the Wenchuan Earthquake with the 4th ICCE & the 12 ASC meeting
2018
Preliminary result of the mapping of the subducting zone geometry in Myanmar using the data from the China-Myanmar Geophysical Survey in the Myanmar Orogen (CMGSMO) project; Intl. Conf. for the Decade Memory of the Wenchuan Earthquake with the 4th ICCE & the 12 ASC meeting 2018

Current Research Works

Research Title Remarks
Developing Vs30 of Myanmar (as National Level and Region/State level) for seismic hazard assessment Principal Investigator, PI, Collaboration with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Site investigation for major cities of Myanmar by microtermor HVSR method and geotechnical approach for site response analysis Principal Investigator, PI, Collaboration with Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University
Paleoseismic study on Singu-Thabeikkyin segment of Sagaing Fault PI, Funded by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education
Paleoseismic study on Naypyitaw segment of Sagaing Fault Co-Investigator, CI, Funded by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Eeucation
China-Myanmar Geophysical Survey in the Myanmar Orogen- Phase II CI, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing
GPS survey in the Western Ranges area and Central Part of Myanmar to understand the rate of displacement of Myanmar Platelet with respect to Indian-Australia Plate and the right lateral, strike-slip Sagaing Fault CI, China Earthquake Administration, Beijing