Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar

A strong earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale rocked Myanmar Wednesday at 05:04:54 p.m. local time, according to the country’s Meteorology and Hydrology Department.

With an epicenter 197.9 kilometers southwest of Mandalay and 19.3 kilometers west of Chauk, the quake jolted most parts of the country including Nay Pyi Taw and Yangon.

The quake shook buildings and damaged electricity supply in many parts of the country, according to residents of quake-hit areas.

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