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Myanmar’s Sagaing region was jolted by an earthquake of 6.0 magnitude on late Saturday.

The Meteorology and Hydrology Department informed that the quake struck at 21:39 local time damaging some pagodas.

“The quake seriously damaged some pagodas including Chantharya Pagoda in Ye-U township and a pagoda in Shwebo township,” reported Xinhua quoting a department official.

The epicentre of the quake was measured at 22.5 kilometres northwest of Shwebo city and 53 kilometres south of Kanbalu seismological observatory in Sagaing region.

The quake was felt in Mandalay, Pyin Oo Lwin cities of Mandalay region, Sagaing, Monywa, Ye-U, Chaung-U and Shwebo cities of Sagaing region, respectively.

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