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Magnitude 6 Earthquake Hits Central Bago Region

13 January 2018

12 de enero de 2018, 13:32Naipyidó, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) An natural disaster of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar " s Bago region in the early hours of today, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

"The quake struck 40 kilometres west of the town of Pyu at 12:56 am (06:26 GMT) at a depth of 10 kilometres and was followed by three weaker tremors, " Lin said.

"The quake 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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Residents said their six-story building shook three times, with the strongest quake lasting at least a minute. Pyu is located between the capital Naypyidaw and commercial hub Yangon. In November 2012, an natural disaster struck the center of the country, killing 26 people and injuring hundreds.

No immediate reports of casualties are available on Friday.

Magnitude 6 Earthquake Hits Central Bago Region