Magnitude 6 quake hits Myanmar

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YANGON — An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar’s Bago region in the early hours of Friday, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 27.3 kilometers west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region.

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

The earthquake was felt across the country including Yangon, Taungoo, Phyu, Pyi and Nay Pyi Taw cities, a department official told Xinhua.

There were no reports of any casualties from the earthquake so far. p: wjg

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