Quake hits Myanmar, no damage - Thai official
BANGKOK, May 12 (Reuters) An earthquake with a magnitude 5.4 on the Richter Scale struck western Myanmar, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, a Thai official said today.
The quake struck at 1727 GMT yesterday, or just before midnight Myanmar time, about 230 km northwest of Mandalay, the Hong Kong Observatory said earlier.
A spokesman for Thailand's Meteorological Dept. said the tremors hit 162 km south of Imphal on the Myanmar-India border.
''No damage or casualties have been reported so far,'' the spokesman told Reuters.
The former Burma's thinly populated northeastern and northwestern regions are quake-prone.
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