Myanmar shaken by 6.9 magnitude earthquake

A strong earthquake has struck Myanmar, with shaking felt across the region. The 6.9 magnitude quake took place at a depth of around 140 Kilometres North-West of Mandalay.

There were no initial reports of any fatalities. The tremor could be felt in the North-East Indian state of Assam. People in Myanmar’s main city, Yangon, in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, and in Kolkata in India fled buildings in panic when the tremor struck.

In March 2011, at least 75 people died when a powerful earthquake hit Myanmar near the borders with Laos and Thailand

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