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Strong 6.0-magnitude quake rattles northern Thailand

Published on May 5, 2014 7:35 PM

A strong earthquake struck northern Thailand on Monday evening, damaging roads and sending people fleeing from buildings.

There were no reports of deaths till 10 pm (11 pm Singapore time), although eyewitneses said some people were slightly hurt.

The 6.0 magnitude earthquake, which struck the mountainous Chiang Rai province, at about 6pm, could be felt as far south as Bangkok and even in Yangon, in neighbouring Myanmar.

Social media was flooded with pictures of displaced roof tiles and a leaning spire of Wat Rong Khun, a well-known Buddhist temple built in white.

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