Dhaka – A strong, 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck in the Andaman Sea off Myanmar at 10:24 pm (1654 GMT) Tuesday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. No destructive tsunami was expected.The USGS placed the epicentre of the quake at a depth of 45.4 kilometres (28.2 miles) and at a point 217 kilometres (135 miles) north of the island of Port Blair in the Andaman Sea.

The epicentre was also 406 kilometres (252 miles) southwest of Pathein and 500 kilometres (310 miles) southwest of Yangon, both in Mynmar.

A bulletin issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center to government agencies said that the quake posed no “destructive widespread tsunami” threat.