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Myanmar Hit by 5.1 Magnitude Quake, No Reports of Damage

BY :WA LONE, SHWE YEE SAW MYINT, SIMON LEWIS AND ANTONI SLODKOWSKI

MARCH 14, 2017

Yangon. A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted buildings in Myanmar's largest city and commercial hub of Yangon on Monday (13/03) at about 8:50 p.m. (1420 GMT). There were no immediate reports of major damage or power cuts, with traffic in the city centre moving smoothly.

The United States Geological Survey said the epicenter was 69 kilometers north-north-west of Yangon at a depth of 10 km near the small town of Taik Kyi.

Tin Soe Min, a regional representative for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party said he had no reports of any residents being seriously injured or killed.

He said an old wall surrounding a local Buddhist monastery fell down and a few houses tilted to one side, but there were no other reports of serious damage.

Reuters

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