Earthquake in Myanmar causes no serious damage, casualties: local residents

11:50, March 13, 2010      

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An earthquake, which struck Monywa, Myanmar's northwestern Sagaing division, early Saturday morning, caused no serious damage and casualties, local residents told Xinhua in a telephone interview.

The quake was not much felt in the area where population is not dense, said a Monywa resident.

An earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted Monywa Saturday morning at 5:50 a.m. (Myanmar standard time), according to the Hydrology and Meteorology Department.

The quake's epicenter was about 112 kilometers of Monywa at latitude 23.06 degree north and Longitude 94.65 degree east.

The quake shook at a depth of about 100 kilometers as reported by foreign seismological observatory.

Official report about the quake is so far not available yet.

Source: Xinhua
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