6.8 magnitude earthquake hits central Myanmar

The quake is reported to have been felt in several nearby countries

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits central Myanmar

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A 6.8 magnitude earthquake has hit central Myanmar, with the tremors felt in neighbouring countries.

It hit 25km west of the town of Chauk. 

The quake struck at a depth of 84km at around 11.35am Irish time, according to the US Geological Survey.

BBC reports that the earthquake was felt in Thailand, Bangladesh and India.

At least one person has been killed, according to the broadcaster, while several temples are said to have been damaged in the city of Bagan.

Footage shared online appears to show damaged temples and pagodas at the site: