Monday, May 5, 2014

Strong earthquake shakes northern Thailand, Myanmar




A strong earthquake has shaken wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
A strong earthquake has shaken wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
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BANGKOK, Thailand – A strong earthquake shook northern Thailand and Myanmar on Monday evening, and some light damage was reported.

People ran out of the main airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai city near the epicenter, and cracks were reported on roads. No casualties were immediately reported.

Severe shaking was felt in Myanmar’s largest city, Yangon, and in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest. Window curtains briefly swayed in the Thai capital, Bangkok.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centred 9 kilometres south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 27 kilometres southwest of Chiang Rai.

It was centred at a relatively shallow depth of 7.4 kilometres. Shallow quakes are generally felt more widely.

http://globalnews.ca/news/1310622/strong-earthquake-shakes-northern-thailand-myanmar/
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