Shallow 6.0-magnitude quake hits Myanmar

Leslie Hanson
January 12, 2018

The USGS said, there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, but noted that residential structures in the region are typically vulnerable to quake shaking.

Residents in Yangon said their six-story building shook three times early Friday, with the strongest quake lasting at least a minute.

An quake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale hit Myanmar's Bago region early on Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. The epicenter was about 17 miles southwest of Phyu township, about 107 miles north of Yangon.

It was also followed by two shallow 5.3-magnitude aftershocks within a few minutes, Xinhua quoted a statement from the Myanmar Earthquake Committee as saying.

"We have spoken to local authorities and there have been no reports of damage to buildings or injuries, only shaking, " Lin told newsmen.

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