Earthquake shakes Thailand and Laos; Filipino teachers share experience


BANGKOK — A 6.1 magnitude earthquake shook northern Thailand and Laos and other nearby countries on Thursday morning, affecting even Bangkok as the quake swayed high-rise buildings.

According to reports, Chiang Mai residents felt a long period of shaking but saw no damage. People in Bangkok, on the other hand, felt the building swaying slowly for about 30 seconds.

In an interview with Pinoy Legacy, Teacher Precious Imee Regalado Magada of Anuban Uttaradit School said that she felt the earthquake while sitting on her bed as she prepares to go to school.

“The windows and curtains were moving. Even on the bed, I felt the ground moving.”

In Laos, Teacher Raymund Unajan posted a photo of the 6.1 magnitude earthquake on his wall with a caption that reads: “Spare us Oh Lord from any harm 🙏 Keep safe everyone.”

Teacher Jigg Paradero in Phitsanulok, Thailand also posted on Facebook saying: “Earthquake in TH. Have you felt it?”

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damages from the quake, which the agency said struck at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) about 92 km (57 miles) northeast of Muang Nan.

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