Buildings Damaged In Myanmar Earthquake

Buildings Damaged In Myanmar Earthquake

YANGON, Jun 1 (NNN-MNA) – An earthquake, with a magnitude of 5.9, struck about 22 miles (35.41 km) north-west of Hopin, in northern Myanmar’s Kachin State, at 5:50 p.m. local time (1120 GMT) yesterday, according to Myanmar’s Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).

The epicentre, with a depth of 10 km, was initially determined to be at 25.17 degrees north latitude, and 96.22 degrees east longitude.

The quake caused damage to some buildings in the Mohnyin township of Kachin State, local residents said.

Yin Myo Min Htwe, deputy director from the earthquake division of the DMH, said that, the epicentre of the earthquake is located in a sparsely populated area, close to the surrounding villages, and the number of casualties may be relatively low.– NNN-MNA


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