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5.5 quake hits Monywa

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale jolted Sagaing Division on Saturday night, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS).

The tremor occurred at 11:11 pm at a depth of 126.6 km, the USGS said. The epicenter was determined to be 32 km NW of Monywa, 60 km W of Shwebo.

No injuries or deaths have been reported.
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