Earthquake strikes China-Myanmar border area

A tremor lasting a few seconds was felt in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar’s northeastern state of Kachin, and in the town of Bhamo.



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Published: Fri 30 May 2014, 10:53 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:06 AM

A moderately strong earthquake struck an area along China’s southwestern border with Myanmar on Friday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake’s epicenter was in a mountainous area of China’s Yunnan province. The Chinese earthquake centre put the magnitude at 6.1, while the US Geological Survey and Myanmar’s seismic agency said it was 5.9.

A tremor lasting a few seconds was felt in Myitkyina, the capital of Myanmar’s northeastern state of Kachin, and in the town of Bhamo, according to people reached there by phone. There were no reports of injuries or damage.

China’s mountainous southwest suffers frequent earthquakes. Last August, a quake in Yunnan killed five people.


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