Earthquake felt in Phuket

PHUKET: Two early morning earthquakes, measuring 5.0 and 5.3 on the Richter Scale respectively, posed little danger to Phuket.

The Meteorological Department reported that the first earthquake was recorded at 6:22 am with the epicenter at 5.78°N, 98.33°E, about 260 kilometers from Phuket off the west coast of Satun Province.

The tremor was felt in both Phuket and Phang Nga Provinces, but there was no reported damage.

The second earthquake happened at 7:43 am. Its epicenter was off the northwest coast of Sumatra at 0.51°N, 97.7°E.

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