Myanmar's Bago region hit by 6.0 magnitude natural disaster

Myanmar's Bago region hit by 6.0 magnitude natural disaster

Myanmar's Bago region hit by 6.0 magnitude natural disaster

No damages or casualties have been reported in a moderate natural disaster of 6.0 magnitude which struck Myanmar's Bago region in the earlier hours on Friday, said a release of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

The quake struck around 24 miles from the town of Pyu, which has a population of just over 40,000 people.

He said there were at least four aftershocks, three measuring a magnitude 5.3 and one a magnitude 4.7.

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There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, said Phyu regional MP Thet Sein. The USGS said, there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage, but noted that residential structures in the region are typically vulnerable to quake shaking.

He added that they would be conducting a site survey on Saturday or soon after.

Myanmar was hit by a powerful 6.8-magnitude quake in August 2016, which killed three people and damaged temples and pagodas at the country's ancient capital Bagan.

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