4.4-magnitude earthquake reported in Phan


BANGKOK, 15 May 2014 — The National Disaster Warning Center has reported a seismic activity of magnitude 4.4 at the depth of 9 km in Chiang Rai’s Phan district. The earthquake happened at 00.23 a.m. this morning. 

According to the center’s website, this is the fourth quake in less than 10 days that had its epicenter in Phan district. On May 5, the tremor with a magnitude of 6.3 on the Richter scale rocked Phan and nearby districts, with one killed and several others injured while more than 8,000 homes were damaged. It is the strongest earthquake ever happening in Thailand.

Phan and nearby areas have already faced more than 800 aftershocks since May 5.