Powerful quake strikes India-Myanmar border

RSTV Bureau
According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 135 kilometers, some 400 kilometers north of Myanmar's capital Naypyidaw.

According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 135 kilometers, some 400 kilometers north of Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw.

A strong earthquake struck Myanmar tonight and was felt in parts of China, India and Bangladesh.

Tremors of the quake were felt in Guwahati, Kolkata, Patna and in Delhi-NCR region. However, as per early reports, there is no news of any damages in India.

The magnitude-6.9 quake struck at a depth of 135 kilometers, 396 kilometers north of Myanmar’s capital, Naypyidaw, according to the US Geological Survey.

Residents in Myanmar’s main city of Yangon panicked after the quake struck, but authorities there said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

An Associated Press journalist who was in a hospital in Yangon at the time of the quake said the seven-story building shook strongly twice, for at least a minute.

Many people in the hospital, including patients, staff and visitors, ran out of the building and began calling their loved ones.

The quake, centered in the jungle and hills northwest of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second-biggest city, was also felt in Bangladesh’s capital Dhaka, 484 kilometers from the epicenter.