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After shocks continue to rattle Laos

Nov 22. 2019
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By The Nation

The Earthquake Observation Division of the Thai Meteorological Department on Friday (November 22) reported that the 5.9 and 64-magnitude quakes, which hit the landlocked country yesterday (November 21), had so far been followed by 61 aftershocks – about 3 an hour – of between 3.0 to 5.2-magnitude.

The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation added that initial reports from Laos indicated that 50 residences in two districts were damaged, some 200 families were evacuated and three people were injured.

In Thailand, the quake was reportedly felt in 16 provinces, namely Nan, Phrae, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Lampang, Loei, Kalasin, Udon Thani, Maha Sarakham, Phitsanulok, Phayao, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Ratchasima, Pathum Thani, Nonthaburi, and Bangkok. 

Minor damage was reported in Nan, Loei, Phitsanulok, and Bangkok. 

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