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Thailand Quake Area Declared a Disaster Zone

Posted by feww on May 10, 2014


Strong earthquake destroys or damages  3,500 homes in Thailand

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake that occurred north of Thailand on May 5, caused substantial damage to homes and infrastructure.

Centered at 19.703°N, 99.683°E the quake occurred at a depth of about 7.4km.

The Quake, said to be the strongest to strike the country in recent times, was followed by at least 5 aftershocks, the largest of which registered at 5.0Mw (19.620°N, 99.461°E), according to USGS/EHP.

Disaster Declaration

“Seven districts of Chiang Rai have been declared disaster-stricken areas to facilitate quick assistance for people affected by the earthquake that rocked the northern province on Monday evening,” said a report.

Thai quake - AP
M6.0 earthquake destroyed section of a road in Phan district of Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand, Monday, May 5, 2014. The quake  rattled  northern Thailand and Myanmar destroying or damaging “more than 3,500 houses, 10 temples, 10 temples, three schools, three hospitals, a hotel and a road…” Photo: AP. Image may be subject to copyright.

Districts of Phan, Mae Lao, Mae Suai, Wiang Chai, Muang Chiang Rai, Pa Daet and Phaya Mengrai have been declared disaster areas, according to the report. “More than 3,500 houses, 10 temples, 10 temples, three schools, three hospitals, a hotel and a road were damaged…”

EQ Details

  • Magnitude: 6.0Mw
  • Event Time: 2014-05-05 11:08:43 UTC
  • Location: 19.703°N 99.683°E depth=7.4km (4.6mi)
  • Nearby Cities:
    • 9km (6mi) S of Mae Lao, Thailand
    • 27km (17mi) SW of Chiang Rai, Thailand
    • 362km (225mi) WNW of Vientiane, Laos

EQ Location Map

EQ Thailand
Source: USGS/EHP


The next detailed FIRE-EARTH Earthquake Forecast will be released together with Bulletin NO. 96 on May 11, 2014.

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