5.7 quake hits Myanmar—USGS
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The quake hit at a shallow depth of 3.5 kilometers (two miles), with its epicentre about 65 kilometers (40 miles) southwest of the capital Naypyidaw, at 9:46 pm local time (1516 GMT).
Earthquakes are relatively common in Myanmar. The USGS said six strong earthquakes, of 7.0-magnitude and more, struck between 1930 and 1956 near the Sagaing Fault which runs north to south through the centre of the country.
In November a powerful earthquake left more than 20 people dead and destroyed hundreds of buildings in Myanmar’s second-biggest city of Mandalay and surrounding villages.
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