More than 60 people have been reported killed in a powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake that rocked the Indochina region on Thursday.

The death toll has increased to more than 60 now from those areas including Tarlay, Mine Lin and Tachileik townships, a Myanmar official said, according to the Times of India.

However, the quake, which occurred deep underground, will not cause a tsunami either in the Pacific ocean or the Indian ocean, officials said.

This earthquake is located too far inland and too deep inside the earth to generate a tsunami, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The earthquake struck at 8:25 pm (1355 GMT) on Thursday, with its epicentre in northeastern Myanmar, 590 km north-east of Yangon city in Myanmar, and 772 km north of Bangkok, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.