6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Thailand

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and northwestern Laos on Thursday morning, swaying Bangkok high-rises, Bangkok Post reported.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages from the quake.

High-rise buildings swayed slowly for at least half a minute in Bangkok. Residents in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai felt a long period of shaking but saw no major damage.

The US Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake on Thursday morning was about 10 kilometers below the surface.

It was centered in northwestern Laos, about 31 kilometers from Chaloem Phrakiat district in Nan province.

Source: Bangkok Post