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Published: Saturday May 24, 2014 MYT 8:15:00 AM
Updated: Saturday May 24, 2014 MYT 8:16:39 AM

5.6-magnitude quake strikes Myanmar-China border

YANGON, May 23, 2014 (AFP) - A 5.6-magnitude earthquake hit the border between Myanmar and China early on Saturday, geologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 2049 GMT on Friday, was located 65 kilometres (40 miles) southeast of Myitkyina, capital of Kachin state in northern Myanmar, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

The earthquake struck at a depth of 24 kilometres.

Tags / Keywords: 5.6-magnitude, earthquake, Myanmar, China

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