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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hits Myanmar; tremors felt in Bihar, Bengal, Assam
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 hit central Myanmar on Wednesday and the tremors were also felt in parts of eastern India like Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati and in the state of Tripura.

The US Geological Survey said that the magnitude of the quake was 6.8 on the Richter scale. So far, no report of any casualty has come in.
The epicentre was near Chauk, a town on the Irrawaddy River several hundred kilometres northwest of Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.
Soe Win, a regional MP from the township in Magway region, told AFP the tremors lasted for several minutes.



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