warning Hi, we've moved to USCANNENBERGMEDIA.COM. Visit us there!

Neon Tommy - Annenberg digital news

6.8 Earthquake Strikes Myanmar

Hannah Madans |
November 11, 2012 | 1:40 p.m. PST

Executive Producer

A historic site in Myanmar. (Creative Commons)
A historic site in Myanmar. (Creative Commons)
A dozen people are feared dead after a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Myanmar Sunday, reports the Daily Beast.

A gold mine, a bridge and some historical Buddhist pagodas were destroyed in the earthquake, according to the Associated Press.

The epicenter was about 72 miles from Mandalay, the country's second most populated city, but no major damage was reported there.

Myanmar has a poor disaster response system and it is unclear how much damage has been done at this time, according to the AP.

Reach Executive Producer Hannah Madans here.



Craig Gillespie directed this true story about "the most daring rescue mission in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard.”

Watch USC Annenberg Media's live State of the Union recap and analysis here.