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Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes Laos: EMSC

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Magnitude 5.9 quake strikes Laos: EMSC

 

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 quake struck Laos on Thursday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

 

The shallow quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.0.

 

(Reporting by Sandra Maler in Washington; Editing by Peter Cooney)

 

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-- © Copyright Reuters 2019-11-21

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I'm on the 21st floor of an office building. It moved a little, but that's all. 

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Felt it in CM. Pretty strong for something so far away.

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Lets call it a tremor.

 

What's the difference between an earth tremor and an earthquake?
One major difference between tectonic tremor and earthquakes is that tectonic tremor causes relatively weak ground shaking and is not cause for immediate concern.

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