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Kanchanaburi experiences earthquake so minor hardly anyone notices it
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A minor earthquake of magnitude 3.2 was recorded by seismologists in western Thailand’s Kanchanaburi province early this morning. No damage or injuries were recorded and the Bangkok Post says no one even felt the temblor.

The Meteorological Department says the temblor happened just before 5am and was centred 6 kilometres underground, somewhere under the Sri Sawat district, and 50 kilometres north of the Srinagarind dam and 62km east of the Vajiralongkorn dam; but the Provincial Electricity Authority says the earthquake did not impact the dams.

The Philippines experienced a major earthquake, yesterday and 2 months prior, Kanchanaburi experienced 4 minor earthquakes. No injuries were reported. There was also a possible earthquake in Nonthaburi around the same time.

Earthquakes are fairly common in Thailand due to its proximity to the “Ring of Fire”, which is comprised of a grid of many, large tectonic plates. In fact, 90% of earthquakes happen in this region. The area spans part of South East Asia, up to Japan, then crosses over to Western North America, stretching down through Mexico and into South America.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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