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Quake shakes historic Myanmar temples

AP, July 17, 2005

Yangon, Myanmar -- A moderate earthquake shook Myanmar's main archaeological site in the ancient capital of Bagan today, an official said. No damage was reported.

<< Temples at Bagan, Myanmar

The magnitude-5.5 quake hit at 7:35 a.m. (0635 IST), the official at the Government's Seismic Department said. Residents of Bagan contacted by phone said they hardly felt the tremor.

The quake was centered near Nyaung-U, 430 km. north of Yangon, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. Nyaung-U is about 11 km. from Bagan, which has thousands of 11th and 12th century Buddhist stupas and temples.

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