Disastrous earthquakes and aftershocks strikes northern Thailand


earthquake in thailand

Last month, on the 5th of May an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck northern Thailand, causing some damage to buildings, schools and roads.

The earthquake struck 17 miles southwest of the town of Chiang Rai, the most northern town in Thailand. It was even felt in the capital city, Bangkok and in neighboring, Myanmar.

“There has been minor damage to the city of Chiang Rai, some shops have goods scattered about, and were seeing cracks on the buildings and roads but so far there are no reported deaths,” said a police officer.

The United States Geological Survey said the earthquake was at a relatively shallow depth of 7.4 km.

Chiang Rai, in the mountainous north of Thailand, is near the borders of both Myanmar and Laos. This gives it more chance of having an earthquake than in other areas of Thailand.

The final number of affected buildings were 8509 houses, 99 temples, 46 schools, 33 government buildings, 7 churches, 6 companies, 5 roads, 4 bridges, 2 community buildings, 1 university, 1 hotel and 1 village plumbing system.

chiang rai earthquake pic



Written by Angel year 7


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