Three quakes hit northern Thailand at Chiang Rai


CHIANG RAI, Aug 25 — Three earthquakes struck Mae Suai district in northern Thailand’s Chiang Rai early Monday morning, prompting shaking over a vast area.

According to the Thai Meteorological Department’s Seismological Bureau, an earthquake of 2.5 magnitude on the Richter scale jolted the province at 2.35am, followed by magnitude 4.4 and 3.9 quakes at 5.32am and 5.42am respectively.

The epicenter of the quakes was Mae Suai district. The shaking was felt over vast distances, covering Mae Lao, Phan, Wiang Pa Pao and the provincial seat, but no casualties were reported.

Chiang Rai Governor Pongsak Wangsamer ordered the provincial disaster prevention and mitigation office and local administrative organizations to inspect the quake damages.