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6.8 magnitude quake jolts Myanmar; tremors felt in Bengal, Assam

A major earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, US Geological Survey (USGS) said, shaking buildings across the country and the region.
The quake struck 143 km (88 miles) west of the city of Meiktila at a depth of 84 km (52 miles), the agency said.
There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.
Tremors were felt in parts of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar and Assam in India. Metro services have been stopped in Kolkata after tremors were felt in the West Bengal capital.
The quake shook buildings in buildings in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon and in other towns and cities, witnesses said.
Office buildings in the Thai capital of Bangkok, to the east of Myanmar, shook for a few seconds, residents there said. The quake was also felt in Bangladesh, to the west of Myanmar, residents said.

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