Earthquake shakes buildings in Myanmar's largest city Yangon, no immediate reports of damage

A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck just north of Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13, 2017.
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck just north of Yangon, Myanmar, on March 13, 2017.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM USGS

YANGON (REUTERS)- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake briefly jolted buildings in Myanmar's largest city and commercial hub of Yangon on Monday evening (March 13) at around 8.50pm local time.

There were no immediate reports of damage or power cuts, with traffic in the centre of the city moving smoothly.

The US Geological Survey said the quake epicentre was located 69km north-north-west of Yangon.