Earthquake Strikes Central Myanmar

An earthquake, measuring magnitude 6.8, has struck central Myanmar, killing at least three people and damaging buildings and ancient monuments.

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, and was felt as far away as Thailand, Bangladesh and India, reports say.

The quake struck 25km (15.5 miles) west of Chauk, at a depth of 84km, the US Geological Survey said.

At least three people are believed to have been killed, and buildings and ancient monuments have been damaged in the quake, according to officials.

Buildings reportedly shook in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and the Thai capital Bangkok, according to local media reports.

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