Yangon. An earthquake struck southern Myanmar on Wednesday, killing two people and damaging several buildings. A local rescue organization gave this information. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 4.8 on the Richter scale.
A Buddhist nun and a woman were killed when the roof of a meditation center in Maubin collapsed in the quake, he said. Another woman at the center also received minor injuries. The dead and injured have been shifted to Maubin Hospital, he said.
Many buildings in the city were also damaged due to the earthquake, he said. According to the Myanmar Meteorological and Hydrology Department, Wednesday’s earthquake in the Ayeyarwady region of southern Myanmar was located about 5 miles south and southeast of Nyaungdan and 10 kilometers along 16.98 degrees north latitude and 95.67 degrees east longitude. Was at a depth of
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