6.8 quake hits Myanmar: IMD

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New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A powerful earthquake with a 6.8 magnitude struck northwest Myanmar near the Indian border on Wednesday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The tremors from the quake were felt in Bangladesh and northeast India.

The US Geological Survey, however, put the magnitude on the Richter scale at 6.9 and said the epicentre lay 74 km southeast of Mawlaik.

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