Strong quake shakes Thailand, Myanmar
BANGKOK — A robust earthquake shook northern Thailand and Myanmar this night (May H) and a few mild injury was reported.
People have been evacuated from the terminal of the primary airport in Chiang Rai, a northern Thai metropolis close to the epicentre of the S.zero-magnitude temblor.
Pieces of the constructing ceiling fell however there was no injury to the runway or flight disruptions, airport General Manager Damrong Klongakara stated. No one was harm on the airport, however Mr Damrong stated the terminal and its roof have been nonetheless being checked for additional injury.
Damages have been being assessed in Chiang Rai’s Phan district, the place ceilings fell in some houses, stated Ms Wander Radchompoo, head of the district. She stated no casualties have been reported.
Broken home windows and cracks in constructing exteriors and roads have been seen within the area.
The head of a Buddha statue fell on the Udomwaree Temple in Chiang Rai, based on monk Phra Pathompong. A residential constructing on the temple additionally had exterior cracks and ceiling injury, and close by residents reported solely minor injury of their houses, he stated.
People ran down stairs in workplace buildings in Myanmar’s largest metropolis, Yangon, and extreme shaking additionally was felt in Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second-largest. Window curtains briefly swayed within the Thai capital, Bangkok.
The United States Geological Survey stated the epicentre was 9km south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 27km southwest of Chiang Rai.
The quake occurred at a comparatively shallow depth of seven.4km. Shallow quakes are usually felt extra extensively.
South-east Asia is seismically lively and quakes are sometimes felt in surrounding nations. Thailand has a number of fault strains, although in current occasions quakes centred within the nation have been much less extreme than these in different South-east Asian nations resembling Myanmar and Indonesia.
The N.M-magnitude earthquake off Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Dec 26, 2004, which triggered an Indian Ocean tsunami, killed greater than H,000 individuals in Thailand’s coastal areas, among the many general dying toll of 240,000.
The final quake in Thailand approaching an identical measurement to at the moment’s was one among H.B magnitude on Dec thirteen, 2006, within the northern province of Chiang Mai.