An earthquake was registered off the southern coast of Myanmar, the tremor was also felt in Thailand, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage
BANGKOK — An earthquake was registered on Monday off the southern coast of Myanmar, the quake was also felt in Thailand, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage.
The 5.1-magnitude quake was recorded about 152 kilometers south of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, 10 kilometers below the surface, according to Myanmar’s meteorological department.
Thailand’s Meteorological Department reported the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.0 at 8:40 a.m., and tremors were felt in the capital Bangkok and nearby Nonthaburi province, about 450 kilometers from the epicenter.
The United States Geological Survey measured a magnitude 5.6 earthquake.
Different agencies often have different preliminary measurements for earthquakes.
According to the public reporting section of the Thai government’s Earthquake Monitoring Department, many people in Bangkok reported feeling the tremor for 15 to 30 seconds.
There were no immediate reports of major damage or casualties.