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5.8-magnitude quake in Laos shakes provinces in Thailand’s North, Northeast


The Thai Meteorological Department reported that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Laos’ Luang Prabang early on Monday also hit nine provinces in Thailand’s North and Northeast, with the strongest tremor being felt in Nan.

The epicentre was the Dien Bien Phu fault zone at 19.45 degrees latitude and 101.37 degrees longitude East and 10 kilometres deep. This is about 20km from Nan’s Chaloem Phrakiat district.

A tremor was reportedly felt at 4.06am in the provinces of Nan, Loei, Khon Kaen, Chiang Rai, Lampang, Phrae, Phayao, Uttaradit and Udon Thani.

5.8-magnitude quake in Laos shakes provinces in Thailand’s North, Northeast

Two more earthquakes at the same epicentre were reported at 4.12am and 5.35am measuring 3.5 and 2.4 magnitude, respectively.

No damage or injuries were reported as of press time.

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5.8-magnitude quake in Laos shakes provinces in Thailand’s North, Northeast

Published : December 20, 2021

By : THE NATION