Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Chiang Rai shaken by Burma quake

Residents of Mae Sai district in the northern province of Chiang Rai were early this morning shaken by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre reported in nearby Burma.
People living on the third and fourth floor of buildings in the district felt three separate tremors,  starting about 4.16am, said Boontham Thipprasong, president of the Mae Sai district Chamber of Commerce.
The recent repeated earthquakes centred in Burma were worrying local residents, he said.
Adisorn Fungkahchorn, head of the earthquake section of the Meteorological Department’s northern centre, said  the epicentre of the latest quake in Burma was only about 45km distant from Mae Sai.
Other nearby districts in the province might also have experienced the quake, he said.

---Bangkok Post---