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Bangkok’s high rises shaken by 6.8 magnitude earthquake in central Myanmar

People in several buildings in Bangkok reported being shaken by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake which struck central Myanmar early in the evening of Wednesday.

earthquake MyanmarThe jolts were felt in high rises in other parts of the capital including Ratchadapisek, Klong Tan and Klong Toey areas. People in buildings in Chiang Mai province were also reportedly shaken.

The 6.8 magnitude tremor struck central Myanmar on Wednesday, the 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.

The quake shook buildings in Myanmar’s biggest city of Yangon and in other towns and cities, witnesses said.

The Thai embassy in Yangon said no Thais were injured in the earthquake in central Myanmar.




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