Earthquake in Myanmar felt in Bangkok and Chiang Mai

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Many people in high-rise buildings in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and several northern provinces scurried out of the buildings in panic at about 5.34 pm yesterday after they felt the buildings were shaking as a result of an earthquake in Myanmar (Burma).

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The Meteorological Department reported that an earthquake measured at 6.8 magnitude took place at the depth of 91 kilometres in neighboring Myanmar with its epic-centre being located 509 kilometres northwest of Mae Hong Son.

The extent of the damages was not known yet.

Several people on social media however tweeted saying they felt the vibrations and took pictures of shaking objects with their smart phones.