A magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Myanmar (Burma) today near the city of Mawlaik today (April 13, 2016). Tremors were felt as far as Kolkata (372 miles/600 km away), India where buildings were evacuated as a safety precaution.
So far, it has killed 9 people and injured over 200. As this just happened, the numbers may grow as more reports come in. Several buildings were damaged including hospitals which may hamper treating those injured.
People were in a panic as they ran from their homes in Bangladesh and Nepal.
This area is affected by the continuing collision between the Indian and Eurasian continental plates near the Himalayas. There are several fault lines and this area has had a number of earthquakes in the past.
Last year on April 25, Nepal was devastated by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake that killed around 9,000 people.