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Burma Hit By Powerful Earthquakes


A strong earthquake has struck northeastern Burma, near the border with Thailand, killing one person.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at magnitude 6.8 and said it hit Thursday evening, local time, about 89 kilometers north of the Thai city of Chiang Rai.

Police say a woman on the Thai side of the border was killed when a wall of her house collapsed on her.

Buildings swayed as far away as Bangkok.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says the quake was too deep and too far inland to generate a tsunami in the Indian Ocean.

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