A 4.5-magnitude earthquake struck northern Myanmar at 12:23 pm local time (6:53 am GMT) on Wednesday, November 18, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The epicenter of the quake was located about 25 miles (40 km) east of the town of Homalin, which is located in Sagaing Region.
There were no immediate reports of damages or casualties. The quake was reportedly felt in Mandalay, the second-largest city in Myanmar located about 280 miles (450 km) south of Homalin. Some witnesses said that it was felt as far as the capital city of Naypyidaw, which is about 330 miles (530 km) south of Homalin.
The quake was relatively shallow, striking at a depth of just 6.2 miles (10 km). This means that the shaking was more intense on the surface and could have caused more damage.