Myanmar: Official report conveyed on Thursday that, a 6.8-magnitude influential earthquake on Wednesday, which shook Myanmar, killed at least four people and spoiled 190 ancient well-known pagodas in Bagan-Nyaung Oo region and Rakhine state.
Public relations department has also further conveyed that, a man and a woman died in Pakkoku township in Magway region when a tobacco dispensation factory collapsed and two young girls aged seven and 15 also lost their lives in Yenanchaung township.
The earthquake’s effects were felt in neighbouring Bangladesh and India’s northeast and Kolkata megapolis. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the epicentre of the earthquake was at a point 190 km south of Myanmar’s Mandalay city and about 19 km west of Chauk town.
The depth of the earthquake was 90 km. This is second time in two days that tremors were felt in Myanmar. On Tuesday, a 5.5-magnitude earthquake in the Myanmar-India border region also shocked Assam, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya and some other parts of northeast India.
Though, there was no report of major harm. The quake, the strongest among the 26 quakes that have shocked the country since January 2016, is conveyed to have spoiled the building of the House of Nationalities in Nay Pyi Taw.