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28 Nov 2019 | 10:07 AM UTC

Myanmar: 5.2-magnitude earthquake hits near Mogok November 28

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake strikes west-northwest of Mogok (Mandalay region) on November 28; aftershocks possible

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.2-magnitude earthquake about 55 km (34 mi) west-northwest of Mogok (Mandalay region) Thursday, November 28. According to the USGS, the quake hit at approximately 21:09 (local time) at a depth of 21.6 km (13 mi). There were no immediate reports of damages in the area. Details are emerging.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.

Advice

Individuals in the region are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.