Burma earthquake felt in Thailand

An official from the Meteorological Department in Burma's capital, Naypyitaw has said an earthquake that struck at 7.42am local time measured at a magnitude of 6.8.

The US Geological Survey reported the quake's magnitude as 6.6 with a depth of just six miles. The quake was felt in Bangkok, the capital of neighbouring Thailand.

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Burma quake death toll rises

A major earthquake in central Burma on Sunday near Mandalay has killed as many as 12 people, Reuters reports. Several construction workers have also been reported missing following the 6.6 magnitude quake.