Myanmar hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake

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

The earthquake was felt several hundred miles away as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, reports say.

People rushed out of their houses and offices after tremors were felt in Kolkata
People rushed out of their houses and offices after tremors were felt in Kolkata

The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said.

No casualties or damage have yet been reported.

Building’s shook in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and the Thai capital Bangkok, media reports say. Tremors were felt in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam. Metro services have been stopped in Kolkata, India after tremors were felt in the West Bengal capital. Many offices too have been closed. (India Times, BBC)

 

 

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