6.1 magnitude quake shakes Thailand

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21st November, 2019 12:00:44 printer

6.1 magnitude quake shakes Thailand


A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday morning, swaying high-rises in Bangkok and Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, reports AP.

Residents of Chiang Mai, northern Thailand’s biggest city, felt prolonged shaking but saw no major damage.

High-rise buildings swayed slowly for half a minute in the capital Bangkok, startling residents.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake was about 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the surface. Moderate quakes of 4.6 and 5.7 magnitude shook the same area overnight.

It was centered about 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Chaloem Phra Kiat, which is about 280 kilometers (174 miles) northeast of Bangkok.