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Large magnitude 6.8 earthquake strikes Myanmar


Just heard from radio, 25 deaths.
More about it at: Over 25 killed in Myanmar quake

CHIANG MAI, Thailand (Reuters) – A large 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Myanmar near the border with northern Thailand on Thursday, killing a woman and shaking buildings in three big cities.
The quake was centered 111 km (69 miles) north of the town of Chiang Rai, a sparsely populated, hilly area that forms part of the “Golden Triangle,” known for growth of illicit opium, and where Myanmar, Laos and Thailand meet.
Patients at Chiang Rai hospital are treated on the ground after they were evacuated from a hospital building following an earthquake in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand Thursday, March 24, 2011. A powerful earthquake struck northeastern Myanmar on Thursday night, killing one woman and shaking buildings as far away as Bangkok. No tsunami was generated.
Source: Yahoo

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