Small quake hits Myanmar as death toll from earlier quake rises to 26
YANGON (REUTERS) An earthquake struck near Myanmar's new capital of Naypyitaw on Tuesday, state television reported, but there were no immediate reports of damage.
This comes as the death toll from a weekend quake to its north rose to 26, according to an aid organisation.
MRTV television said the new quake of 4.8 magnitude hit at 8.23 am local time. Its epicentre was about 56 km south of the capital.
"We in Naypyitaw are no strangers to tremors, but we rushed out of our hostel in panic this morning," a Commerce Ministry official said, asking not to be named. She had not heard of any damage in or around the city.