Mild earthquake shakes Pai district affecting four provinces

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A 4.7 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 2 kilometres shook Pai district, Mae Hong Son province, causing tremors that were felt across four provinces. The Geology Department reported that the quake occurred today, with no initial damage found.

The earthquake originated in the northern part of Wiang Nuea subdistrict, Pai district, Mae Hong Son province. It was followed by a 2.4 magnitude aftershock later at 2.42pm the same day. The phenomenon was caused by the movement of the Wiang Haeng fault group, which extends in a north-south direction and moves in a normal fault pattern.

Residents in Mae Hong Son, Chiang Mai, Lampang, and Lampoon provinces reported feeling the vibrations. There have been no reports of damage so far. However, the Disaster Mitigation Centre will continue to monitor and report on the situation should any further damage or impact occur, reported KhaoSod.

In related news, Chiang Rai experienced four minor earthquakes in September, the most powerful registering a magnitude of 3.6. According to the Earthquake Observation Division of the Thai Meteorological Department, no damage or casualties have been reported.

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The initial tremor, with a magnitude of 3.6, was detected under tambon Dong Mada in the Mae Lao district. The quake’s epicentre was determined to be 2 kilometres beneath the surface.

The impact was reportedly felt across the Mae Lao and Muang districts of Chiang Rai province, as well as in Phan and Mae Suay districts. Read more about this story HERE.

In other news, in July, Phitsanulok and Pichit provinces, situated in the north of Thailand, were shaken by a significant earthquake, rated 4.5 on the Richter scale. The tremors caused noticeable damage to various buildings, including residences, religious sites, schools, and a hospital.

As the earthquake investigation progressed, the fault line was under scrutiny by the Department of Mineral Resources and was suspected to be responsible for these tremors. Read more about this story HERE.

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