BANGKOK, Nov 21 (TNA) – A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck
border area between northern Thailand and northwestern Laos on Thursday
morning, no casualties have been reported.
The tremor of the main quake at 6.50 am local time was felt
in many cities of Thailand including Chiang Mai and Bangkok, swaying high-rise
buildings about half a minute.
Some dwellers of tall buildings in Bangkok, 280 km away from
the epicenter, felt the shaking and fled to the streets.
In Chalerm Prakiat district of Nan which is about 20
kilometers from the epicenter, a 500-year-old chapel in Phrathat Khao Noi
temple has been damaged.
Some buildings in Bo Kluea district also suffered minor
In Chiang Mai, many residents of high-rise buildings rushed
out to the streets as the structures were swaying.
A guest at a hotel in Loei province captured the moments
that earthquake rattling the swimming pool.
Officials say the foreshock occurred at 4.03 am before the
main quake in Laos’ Xaignabouli province.
There had been about a dozen aftershocks until 9.08 am. (TNA)