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QUAKE HITS NORTHEAST MYANMAR

YANGON, FEB 4
: A moderate earthquake, measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale, shook a sparsely populated region in north eastern Myanmar early on Sunday, the country's Meteorology and Hydrology Department (MHD) said, reports Reuters.
A MHD official said on Monday the quake at 1938 GMT Saturday, centred near the Chinese border about 372 miles north east of Yangon's Kabar Aye seismological observatory , did not cause any damage or casualties. We don't think there would be any damage since the area is almost uninhabited." Myanmar's thinly populated north eastern and north western regions are quake-prone. The strongest jolt in the two areas a few years ago measured 6.5 on the Richter scale.#

Source: the independent from Bangladesh