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Myanmar hit by 5.1 magnitude quake, no reports of damage
March 13, 2017 / 2:38 PM / 9 months ago

Myanmar hit by 5.1 magnitude quake, no reports of damage

YANGON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted buildings in Myanmar’s largest city and commercial hub of Yangon on Monday at about 8:50 p.m. (1020 ET). There were no immediate reports of major damage or power cuts, with traffic in the city center moving smoothly.

FILE PHOTO: View of downtown Yangon, Myanmar September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/File photo

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) 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.

Reporting by Wa Lone, Shwe Yee Saw Myint, Simon Lewis and Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Toby Chopra and Julia Glover

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