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Quake Causes Some Damage in Thailand, Myanmar

Posted by Arakan Indobhasa Monday, May 5, 2014

Quake Causes Some Damage in Thailand, Myanmar

A strong earthquake shook northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday evening, and some light damage was reported.

People were evacuated from the terminal of the main airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter of the 6.0-magnitude temblor.

Pieces of the building ceiling fell but there was no damage to the runway or flight disruptions, airport General Manager Damrong Klongakara said. No one was hurt at the airport, but Damrong said the terminal and its roof were still being checked for further damage.

Damages were being assessed in Chiang Rai's Phan district, where ceilings fell in some homes, said Wander Radchompoo, head of the district. She said no casualties have been reported.

Broken windows and cracks in building exteriors and roads were visible in the region.
People ran down stairs in office buildings in Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, and severe shaking also was felt in Chiang Mai, Thailand's second-largest. Window curtains briefly swayed in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the epicenter was 9 kilometers (6 miles) south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 27 kilometers (17 miles) southwest of Chiang Rai.

The quake occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 7.4 kilometers (4.6 miles). Shallow quakes are generally felt more widely.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/strong-quake-shakes-thailand-myanmar-23586909

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