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M 6 in Myanmar on 11 Jan 2018 18:26 UTC
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Myanmar's Bago region hit by 6.0 magnitude earthquake
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:20:00 +0100   mid-day (en)

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar 's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. Representational picture. An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. The epicenter was 27.

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Fourteen earthquakes hit Myanmar so far this year
Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:28:00 +0100   mmtimes (en)

A Total of 14 moderate to strong earthquakes hit Myanmar in the first 12 days of the year but their close intervals are not an indication that a big one is coming soon, Myo Thant, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC) said. On January 10, seven earthquakes struck the country, including a moderate quake with 5.

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Earthquake hits Myanmar, no damage reported
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:23:00 +0100   BangkokPost (en)

MAE HONG SON: An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude shook Myanmar on Sunday morning according to the Seismology Observation Office of the Thai Meteorological Department. There were no initial reports of damage or casualties. The department said the quake occurred at 6.29am (Thailand time).

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Earthquake hits inside Myanmar
Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:50:00 +0100   BangkokPost (en)

MAE HONG SON: An earthquake with a 5.2 magnitude occurred inside Myanmar on Sunday morning but no damage has been report, according to the Seismology Observation Office of the Thai Meteorological Department. According to the office, the quake occurred at 6.

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Fifteen earthquakes hit Myanmar in two weeks: official
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:45:00 +0100   elevenmyanmar (en)

A total of 15 earthquakes, including the January 12 shallow 6.0-magnitude quake, have struck around Phyu, a town in Taungoo District, Bago Region within two weeks, says Dr Yin Myo Htwe, deputy director from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). “Until now from January 1, many earthquakes were recorded.

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3.9-magnitude earthquake hits small town in Myanmar's Yangon
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:05:00 +0100   xinhuanet_en (en)

YANGON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit Htantabin town in Myanmar 's Yangon region on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 02:49:52 p.m. local time. The epicenter was 3.2 km southeast of Htantabin. Meanwhile, an earthquake of 6.

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3.9-magnitude earthquake hits small town in Myanmar's Yangon
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:04:00 +0100   nampa (en)

. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. YANGON, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- A 3.9-magnitude earthquake hit Htantabin town in Myanmar 's Yangon region on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 02:49:52 p.m. local time. The epicenter was 3.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar: USGS
Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:35:00 +0100   nationmultimedia (en)

. ASEAN+ January 12, 2018 07:15. By Agence France-Presse Yangon. A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of central Myanmar early Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck some 40 kilometres (24 miles) west of the town of Pyu, the USGS said.

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1:32 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar's Southern Region
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 20:16:00 +0100   plenglish (en)

6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar 's Southern Region 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar's Southern Region 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar's Southern Region. 12 de enero de 2018, 13:32 Naipyidó,Jan 12(Prensa Latina) An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar''s Bago region in the early....

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:28:00 +0100   manilatimes (en)

YANGON: A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of central Myanmar early Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck some 40 kilometers west of the town of Pyu, the USGS said. It was followed by three weaker tremors in the region, all of magnitudes 5.3, the survey reported.

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Read more about Moderate earthquake hits, centred inside Myanmar
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:31:00 +0100   elevenmyanmar (en)

A moderate earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale was recorded early morning of January 12, with some areas of Myanmar feeling the tremor, said the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH). The earthquake originated at a depth of about 10 kilometres and we detected aftershocks,” said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, director-general of the DMH.

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No Damages, Casualties Reported In Moderate Earthquake In Southern Myanmar
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:46:00 +0100   bernama (en)

YANGON, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- No damages or casualties have been reported in a moderate earthquake of 6.0 magnitude which struck Myanmar 's Bago region in the earlier hours on Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing a release by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The earthquake occurred at 12.

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar's southern region
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:45:00 +0100   Belta_en (en)

YANGON, 12 January (BelTA - Xinhua) - An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar 's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region. It was also followed by two shallow 5.

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No damages, casualties reported in moderate earthquake in southern Myanmar
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:45:00 +0100   nampa (en)

. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. YANGON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- No damages or casualties have been reported in a moderate earthquake of 6.0 magnitude which struck Myanmar 's Bago region in the earlier hours on Friday, said a release of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The earthquake occurred at 00:56 a.

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6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:44:00 +0100   thehindu (en)

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar ’s Bago region in the early hours of Friday, the Meteorology and Hydrology Department said. The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region. It was also followed by two shallow 5.3-magnitude aftershocks within a few minutes, Xinhua....

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar s southern region
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 06:25:00 +0100   adaderana (en)

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitudes hit Myanmar ’s Bago region in the early hours today, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department of Myanmar. The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region. It was also followed by two shallow 5.

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar's southern region
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:45:00 +0100   pna (en)

YANGON -- An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar 's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, said the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 00:56 a.m. local time. The epicenter was 27.3 km west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region. It was also followed by two shallow 5.

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Shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits Myanmar: USGS
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:07:00 +0100   mizzima (en)

A strong 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit a remote region of central Myanmar early Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The shallow quake struck some 40 kilometres (24 miles) west of the town of Pyu, the USGS said. It was followed by three weaker tremors in the region, all of magnitudes 5.3, the survey reported.

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Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar, USGS says, no reports of damage
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:02:00 +0100   trust (en)

YANGON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km (six miles) some 40 km (24 miles) west of the town of Phyu and 176 km (110 miles) northwest of Yangon.

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6.0-magnitude Earthquake Hits Myanmar's Southern Region
Fri, 12 Jan 2018 04:46:00 +0100   bernama (en)

YANGON, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit Myanmar 's Bago region in the early hours of Friday, China's Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The earthquake struck at 12.56 am local time. The epicenter was 27.3 kilometers west-southwest of Phyu city in Bago region.

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Twitter reaction

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Tweets mentioning secondary effects

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