Earthquake shakes buildings in Myanmar's largest city Yangon: witnesses

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Posted: Mar 13, 2017 10:34 AM

YANGON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake briefly jolted buildings in Myanmar's largest city and commercial hub of Yangon on Monday evening at around 8:50 p.m. local time.

There were no immediate reports of damage or power cuts, with traffic in the center of the city moving smoothly.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake epicenter was located 69 km (43 miles) north-north-west of Yangon.

(Reporting by Antoni Slodkowski; Editing by Toby Chopra)