Monday 24 October 2016

Earthquake of 6.8 magnitude strikes central Myanmar

Published 24/08/2016 | 12:22

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An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region.

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The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km (52 miles), the agency said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake shook buildings in buildings in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon and in other towns and cities, witnesses said.

Office buildings in the Thai capital of Bangkok, to the east of Myanmar, shook for a few seconds, residents there said. The quake was also felt in Bangladesh, to the west of Myanmar, residents said.


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