5.6 Richter scale quake jolts Myanmar's Shan State.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted Myanmar's northeastern Shan State on Sunday, a Thai earthquake-monitoring center said Monday.
The quake, which hit at 11:19 p.m. Sunday, had its epicenter an estimated 254 kilometers southwest of the northern Thai city Chiang Mai, where the earthquake monitoring center is located, according to an official at the center.
No damage or casualties have been reported, the official said, but added the quake may have been in a remote area.
A quake with a magnitude 5.6 could destroy wooden and some concrete buildings.
A geological fault runs through the northeastern area of Myanmar and Shan State often has earthquakes, the official said, adding a 5.2 quake hit there July 15.
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|Publication:||Asian Economic News|
|Date:||Aug 23, 1999|
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