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Breaking News: Strong 6.0 Quake Hits Central Myanmar
A house stood in rubbles after being hit by a 6.8 SR quake in Myanmar (11/12). AP/Khin Maung Win
Friday, 12 January, 2018 | 07:54 WIB
Breaking News: Strong 6.0 Quake Hits Central Myanmar

TEMPO.COYangon - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, January 12, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km, some 40 km west of the town of Phyu and 176 km northwest of Yangon.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional MP Thet Sein.

"The earthquake was quite strong and it repeated three times but I haven’t heard anything about damage or casualties yet," Thet Sein told Reuters by telephone. 


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