9 December 2019

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rattles Thailand and Laos

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Shaking could be felt more than 700 kilometers away in Bangkok but no immediate reports of damage. reports citing Aljazeera that a shallow magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit northwestern Laos near the Thai border early on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey reported.

There were no immediate reports of damage after the earthquake hit at 6:50 am local time (23:50 GMT on Wednesday).

But shaking could be felt more than 700 kilometers (435 miles) away in the Thai capital Bangkok.

"The shaking ... was the main shock from a quake in Laos at 6:50 am and was felt in northern and northeastern Thailand and Bangkok and suburbs," said Sophon Chaila, an official at the Thai Meteorological Department.

"As of now there is no report of damage," Sophon added.

2019.11.21 / 11:57
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