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  11/11/2012, Cheshvan 26, 5773

Earthquake in Myanmar 1 Week Before Obama Visit

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Myanmar, formerly known as Burma, on Sunday. At least 12 are dead and a gold mine collapsed, just one week before the scheduled first-time visit of an American president to the southeast Asian nation – U.S. President Barack Obama. The earthquake was felt as far away as the capital, Naypyitaw, 225 miles (365 kilometers) south of the epicenter. Several windows were shattered in the parliament building there.