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Earthquake in Mynamar causes no serious damage, casualties

YANGON: An earthquake struck Monywa, Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing division, early March 13 morning but caused no serious damage and casualties, local residents told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

The quake was not much felt in the area where population was not dense, said a Monywa resident.

Measuring a magnitude of 5.4  on the Richter scale, the quake jolted Monywa at 5:50 a.m. (Myanmar standard time), according to the Hydrology and Meteorology Department.

The quake's epicenter was about 112 kilometers of Monywa at latitude 23.06 degree north and Longitude 94.65 degree east. It shook at a depth of about 100 kilometers as reported by foreign
seismological observatory.

Official report about the quake was not yet available. -- Bernama


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