Estimated magnitude 5.9 earthquake has struck at 8:37 am lately 29 km from Keng Tung, Myanmar affecting northern Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and China.
The earthquake may well be felt in Chiang Rai province registering 3.6 at the Richter scale. The Thai Meteorological Section’s Earthquake Observation Division reported incorrect injury or accidents. The tremor was once felt in Mae Lao, Muang, Phan and Mae Suai districts of Chiang Rai.
Herbal screw ups corresponding to floods, tropical storms, and jungle fires are widespread in northern Thailand, however susceptible to reasonable (underneath magnitude 6.0) earthquakes are relatively uncommon, and earthquake threat must no longer be dismissed.
3 worthy earthquakes have struck northern Thailand within the contemporary twenty years, inflicting intensive injury and/or lack of moment.
An M6.3 earthquake in neighboring Laos on Might 16, 2007 broken folk amenities, together with a faculty, a medical institution, and ancient landmarks.
On March 24, 2011, an M6.9 temblor struck akin the Thai-Laos border, killing one individual in northern Thailand and was once felt within the northwest in addition to in Bangkok.
Maximum not too long ago, the M6.1 Mae Lao earthquake in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand, on May 5, 2014, was once one of the crucial important seismic occasions ever recorded within the nation. This quake brought about considerable injury to over 15,000 structures and infrastructures, in addition to one fatality and 107 accidents.
The Section of Emergency Prevention and Mitigation in Chiang Rai estimates a complete financial lack of USD 300 million.
Thailand has 15 fault strains that walk thru 22 areas. Scientists are particularly involved concerning the Mae Chan fault series, which may motive a magnitude 7 earthquake within the akin day. It’s roughly 100 kilometers lengthy and runs around the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai.
The Sri Sawat and 3 Pagoda fault strains, which run around the western patch and are akin to the rustic’s greatest synthetic aqua catchment, the Sringarind dam in Kanchanaburi province, also are beneath intense scrutiny.