The top of a collapsed pagoda is seen after an earthquake in Bagan, Myanmar August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
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Powerful earthquake shakes central MyanmarUsing brooms and their hands, soldiers and residents of an ancient Myanmar city famous for its historic Buddhist pagodas began cleaning up the debris Thursday from a powerful earthquake that shook the region and damaged nearly 200 temples.At least four people were killed and as many as 185 brick pagodas were damaged in Bagan after a 6.8 magnitude quake struck the area Wednesday. Bagan is home to more than 2,200 structures, including pagodas and temples constructed from the 10th to the 14th centuries.The last major quake in the area -- which is often affected by smaller tremors -- occurred in April about 300 kilometers (180 miles) further north, and measured magnitude 6.9 .
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