Monday, July 30, 2012

Moderate earthquake hits western Burma

Monday, 30 July 2012 13:57 Mizzima News    

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale struck northwestern Chin state on Sunday morning, according to the Naypyitaw Hydrology and Meteorology Department.

The department said the epicenter was about 22.4 kilometers southeast of Hakha and about 216 km northwest of Mandalay.

The quake struck at 08:51 local time and was felt in Mandalay and Sagaing regions,.

There have been no reports of casualties or damage so far.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter, with a depth of 68.40 km, was initially determined to be at 23.0102 degrees north latitude and 94.3284 degrees east longitude.

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