Myanmar hit by 5.1 magnitude quake

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted buildings in Myanmar’s largest city and commercial hub of Yangon on Monday at about 8:50pm (1420 GMT). There were no immediate reports of major damage or power cuts, with traffic in the city centre moving smoothly. The US Geological Survey said the epicentre was 69 km (43 miles) north-north-west of Yangon at a depth of 10 km near the small town of Taik Kyi. Tin Soe Min, a regional representative for the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party said he had no reports of any residents being seriously injured or killed.

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