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September 21, 2018

A village pagoda damaged after earthquake in Nay Pyi Taw

Local residents from Ottara Thiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, salvaging pieces of a pagoda partially destroyed by a 5.5 magnitude earthquake yesterday.  Photo: MDN

A moderate earthquake rocked Nay Pyi Taw’s Ottara Thiri Township early yesterday morning.
The quake was strong enough to knock down the diamond bud of a 55 ft. high pagoda in Mau Lay Bin village. It also caused severe damage to the bottom of a 45ft high pagoda in Moe Swe village in Ottara Thiri Township, including the collapse of a nine feet high satellite stupa. A village medical clinic in Shwe Nan Thar ward also suffered damages that included a collapsed wall. The quake struck at 3:43 am with a magnitude 5.5 on the Richter scale. Its epicenter was about 12 miles northwest of the Nay Pyi Taw seismological observatory and 10 kilometer west of Mayankhone village in Ottara Thiri Township.

 

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