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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar's southern region

Breaking News2018-01-12

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region. It was also followed by two shallow 5.3-magnitude aftershocks within a few minutes, a statement from the Myanmar Earthquake Committee said. The earthquake was felt across the country including Yangon, Taungoo, Phyu, Pyi and Nay Pyi Taw cities, a department official told Xinhua. There were no reports of any casualties from the earthquake so far. (ASIA PACIC DAILY)

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time.

The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region.

It was also followed by two shallow 5.3-magnitude aftershocks within a few minutes, a statement from the Myanmar Earthquake Committee said.

The earthquake was felt across the country including Yangon, Taungoo, Phyu, Pyi and Nay Pyi Taw cities, a department official told Xinhua.

There were no reports of any casualties from the earthquake so far.

(ASIA PACIC DAILY)

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