Strong earthquake rattles northern Thailand: US Geological Survey

A strong earthquake has shaken wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar.

Last Updated: May 05, 2014, 19:00 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

A strong earthquake has shaken wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar.

The earthquake was felt in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, where it caused curtains to sway, and in Myanmar`s largest city, Yangon.
U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centered 9 kilometers south of Mae Lao, Thailand. It said it was located at a relatively shallow depth of 7.4 kilometers.
The quake struck just after 6pm local time around 27 kilometres from the mountainous northern city of Chiang Rai, USGS said in a statement.

(With Agency Input)