Strong quake hits central Myanmar, at least five dead




 
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Strong quake hits central Myanmar, at least five dead
 
November 11th, 2012  
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Strong quake hits central Myanmar, at least five dead
YANGON (Reuters) - A major earthquake hit central Myanmar on Sunday near Mandalay, its second-biggest city, but reports suggested damage was limited and officials contacted knew of only five dead, although several construction workers were missing. The 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck around 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Mandalay, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was quite shallow at around 10 km (6 miles) deep. "I've never felt such a strong tremor. I also heard some loud noises and the light went out. No idea about the damage," one Mandalay resident said by telephone. ...

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