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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes Thailand - USGS

 

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck near the district of Muang Nan in northern Thailand, the United States Geological Survey said on Wednesday.

 

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages from the quake, which the agency said struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) about 92 km (57 miles) northeast of Muang Nan.

 

(Reporting by Clarence Fernandez; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

 

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Buildings shake in downtown Bangkok after earthquake on Laos border
 
Thai media had reported that buildings shook in downtown Bangkok after an earthquake in the Laos border region. 
 
One Thaivisa reporter in the north of the capital said that he detected movement of his 19 story apartment block. 
 
"It swayed at least as much as during the 2004 Asian tsunami," he said.
 
It happened just before 7 am.  
 
Such tremors are very unusual in Bangkok. 
 
More about this as we hear of it. 
 
 
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Earthquake hits in far-north Thailand

By The Thaiger

 

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An earthquake of 6.1 magnitude has rattled the centre and north of the country this morning. The epicentre of the tremors was around northern Nan province, on the Laos border.

 

At this stage there has been no immediate reports of casualties or damage although The Thaiger has been contacted by numerous people this morning claiming they felt the quake.

 

The US Geological Survey says the quake struck 10 kilometres below the surface about 92 kilometres northeast of the main Nan city area.

 

The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit at 6.50am, local time today.

 

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Source: https://thethaiger.com/news/northern-thailand/earthquake-hits-in-far-north-thailand

 

 
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Strong earthquake strikes near Thai-Laos border

 

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A strong earthquake struck near the border of Thailand and Laos on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or major damage.

 

The United States Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) about 92 km (57 miles) northeast of Muang Nan at around 6.50 a.m. (2350 GMT) local time.

 

The quake was felt across northern Thailand and by people in tall buildings as far away as Bangkok, over 600 km (400 miles) to the south. Residents near the epicentre said they felt several aftershocks.

 

The Thai meteorological department said there had been no reports of severe damage but officials would inspect historical sites in the region, the Manager Online website said.

 

(Reporting by Jit Phokaew; Writing by Matthew Tostevin; Editing by Kim Coghill)

 

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6.4 quake reported in Laos, tremors felt in many parts of Thailand

By THE NATION

 

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A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Laos at a depth of 3 kilometres on Thursday morning (November 21). The epicenter was 20 km southeast of Khunnan sub district, Chaloem Prakiat district in Nan province.

 

The Earthquake Observation Division of the Thai Meteorological Department said the quake occurred at 6.50am with a 20-phase count. The division reported that the quake was felt by residents of many adjacent provinces including Loei, Chiang Mai, Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai, Phrae, Kalasin, Lampang and Udon Thani.

 

According to the Division’s online message board, citizens residing in tall buildings reported that they distinctly felt the shaking, while some reported being dizzy and nauseated from the vibration.

 

Twitter users also reported that they felt the vibration in Bangkok, including Muang Thong Thani, Chaeng Wattana, and Viphavadee-Rangsit roads. 

 

There have been no reports of damaged buildings or casualties.

 

Related Story: 4.1 quake rattles Chiang Mai

Related Story: Mild quake reported in Loei province

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30378577

 

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Felt the 6:51am in Bangkok (lower Sukhumvit). I was standing eating a quick breakfast and the floor kept swaying under my feet for what seemed like almost a minute. No other noises or rumbles. 

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