6.9 magnitude quake reported to have hit Myanmar


USGS says tremor struck 100 km north-northwest of city of Monywa at depth of 135 km

By Kyaw Ye Lynn

YANGON, Myanmar – Northeast Myanmar was hit by an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude Wednesday evening, according to the U.S Geological Survey.

The tremor struck 100 km north-northwest of Monywa town in Saigain division, it said.

Local media reported that people in many areas of the country felt the earthquake, however there were no immediate reports of any damage or casualties.

An Anadolu Agency correspondent observed people running out of their apartments in Yangon as the tremor spread.