FireShot Screen Capture 076 - Earthquake Rattles Myanmar And Neighboring Countries The Two-Way NPR - www npr org sections thetwo-way 2016 08 24
A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck Myanmar 25 km (16 mi) west of Chauk on August 24 with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VI (Strong). It struck at 5:04 pm local time (10:34 UTC), and was centered in an isolated area. The estimated depth was 84.1 km. Tremors from the earthquake were felt in Yangon, in the eastern cities of Patna, Guwahati, and Kolkata in India, in Bangkok in Thailand and in Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh According to reports, several temples in the nearby ancient city of Bagan were damaged and three people were reported dead.
The earthquake leads office evacuation in Kolkata.