Aug. 24, Wednesday, seemed to be a day of earthquakes: first Italy swaying to tremors that measured 6.2 on the Richter scale and then Myanmar was hit by an even stronger one. Here is everything we know about the Myanmar earthquake so far.
- An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale struck central Myanmar just after 5 p.m. [local time] on Wednesday.
- The quake struck 143 km west of the city of Meiktila, and is said to have occurred at a depth of 91 km.
- The powerful quake shook buildings in Myanmar's biggest city of Yangon and tremors were also felt in various regions across the country.
- The tremors from the quake were also felt in the eastern parts of India, leading to panic in cities like Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar and Assam.
- People evacuated their houses out of fear in Patna.
- Metro services were suspended in Kolkata for some time, but have since resumed.
- Security guards at BTS Ploenchit in Bangkok, Thailand, stopped people entering the train station fro some time.
- In Myanmar, several religious structures have borne the brunt of the quake, with many of them being brought down.
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