24 Mar '11, 2pm

Magnitude 7 quake hits Myanmar - Channel NewsAsia via @AddThis

BANGKOK : A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck eastern Myanmar on Thursday, the US Geological Survey reported. The epicentre, in the hills of Myanmar close to the borders with Thailand and Laos, was only 10 kilometres (six miles) deep. It was located 90 kilometres (56 miles) north of Chiang Rai in Thailand and 235 kilometres (146 miles) north-north-east of Chiang Mai, Thailand's second city and a popular tourist destination. No tsunami warning was issued, with seismologists saying the quake was too far inland to generate a devastating wave in the Indian Ocean.

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