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5.5 earthquake recorded in Magway

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A moderate earthquake, measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale, was recorded in Magway (Magwe) in central Myanmar at 11 pm on Wednesday night, according to both the Naypyitaw Hydrology and Meteorology Department and the US Geological Survey (USGS).

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage to property, Chinese state media reported.

The epicenter of the quake was estimated at a location about 304 km southwest of Mandalay, 78 km southwest of Naypyitaw, and 80 km from Taungdwingyi in central Magway region.

USGS recorded the tremor at a magnitude of 5.4, and said it struck at a depth of 7.8 km.

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