6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar’s southern region
January 12, 2018 10:39 am
An earthquake of 6.0 magnitudes hit Myanmar’s Bago region in the early hours today, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department of Myanmar.
The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time.
The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region.
It was also followed by two shallow 5.3-magnitude aftershocks within a few minutes, a statement from the Myanmar Earthquake Committee said.
The earthquake was felt across the country including Yangon, Taungoo, Phyu, Pyi and Nay Pyi Taw cities, a department official told Xinhua.
There were no reports of any casualties from the earthquake so far.