Minor quake rocks Mae Hong Son’s Pai district


By Naewna and Thai Newsroom

POPULAR tourist destination Pai in northern Mae Hong Son province was hit by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake at 3.44 p.m. today (July 4) but fortunately there were no reports of any damage.

The Meteorological Department’s Earthquake Observation Division said the temblor, which was at 1 kilometre depth, occurred at Pai district’s  Mae Na Toeng subdistrict.

At 3.25 p.m. today an earthquake of 4.1 magnitude occurred near the southern Myanmar coast.

Earthquakes between 3.0 to 3.9 on the scale are considered minor. People can feel the temblor and objects will likely shake but there very rarely is damage.

Pai is very popular with both Thai and foreign tourists, especially the young people who enjoy going rafting and camping in this district where many rivers flow through.


Top: Map showing the location of the earthquake in Pai district. Credit: Naewna

Front Page: A scenic view of Mae Hong Son. Photo: Maehongsonthailand.com

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