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Earthquake Of 6.8 Magnitude Hits Myanmar And Impacts Kolkata, Patna, Guwahati And Agartala

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Myanmar has been hit by a massive earthquake. As per Reuters, the magnitude of the earthquake is said to be 6.8 on the richter scale. The epicenter of the earthquake lies in central Myanmar. The earthquake has inflicted the maximum damage in the areas surrounding the Myanmarese capital of Naypyidaw. Its tremors have also been felt in North and Northeast India. Indian cities which felt the tremors are Kolkata, Patna and Guwahati. Some colleges and schools have been closed in Kolkata after the tremors have been felt.

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People residing in Patna gathered in the open after feeling the tremors. The earthquake has also caused an impact in Dhaka. As the epicentre of the quake lies nearly 700 kilometers away from Kolkata, no damage is expected in any parts of India.

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