Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar: USGS

Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar USGS

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

The quake struck around 24 miles from the town of Pyu, which has a population of just over 40,000 people.

Myanmar's Department of Meteorology and Hydrology added that the magnitude of the quake was "worrying" and the area should expect aftershocks for up to a month.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional MP Thet Sein.

No casualties or major damage to houses were reported, U Soe Aung, deputy minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement told Xinhua.

The epicenter was located in a sparsely populated region between capital Naypyidaw to the north and commercial hub Yangon to the south, at least 150 kilometres from each other.

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