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6.8-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Myanmar

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 hit north-central Myanmar Wednesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No casualties were reported, although tremors were felt in the Thai capital, Bangkok and Kolkata in India — each around 1,000 kilometers away. The quake's epicenter was near the town of Chauk on the Irrawaddy River, at a depth of about 84 kilometers. Deep earthquakes generally cause less surface damage. Although earthquakes are fairly common in...

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