Strong 6.0 quake hits central Myanmar, no damage reported

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. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 12, 2018, 05.07 AM (IST)

A massive earthquake of 6.0 magnitude hit the central town of Phyu Friday morning, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

As per reports, MP Thet Sein was quoted saying that the earthquake was "quite strong" and "repeated three times."

"The earthquake was quite strong and it repeated three times but I haven’t heard anything about damage or casualties yet," Thet Sein said.

No casualties or damages have been reported immediately. The USGC said that “there is a low likelihood of casualties and damage”. 

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.

Reports stated that the quake could be felt in parts of Yangon, Taungoo, Phyu, Pyi and Nay Pyi Taw cities.