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Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 9km S of Mae Lao, Thailand on Monday, 5 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake - 9km S of Mae Lao, Thailand on Monday, 5 May 2014

Strong mag. 6.0 earthquake  - 9km S of Mae Lao, Thailand on Monday, 5 May 2014
Date & time: Monday, 5 May 2014 11:08 UTC
Local time at epicenter: Monday, May 05, 2014 18:08:43
Magnitude: 6.0
Depth: 7.4 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 19.7026°N / 99.6826°E (Thaïlande)
Nearest volcano: Popa (482 km)
Primary data source: USGS
Estimated released energy: 6.3*10^13 J (17.5 GWh / 15080 tons of TNT / 0.9 atomic bombs equivalent) [learn more]
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Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
HeureMag. / DepthLocationSource
Mon, 5 May 2014
Mon, 5 May 11:08 UTCM 6.2 / 10 km ThailandGFZ
Mon, 5 May 11:08 UTCM 6.0 / 2 km THAILANDEMSC
Mon, 5 May 11:08 UTCM 6.1 / 56 kmS of Chiang Rai, ThailandGeoAu

"I felt it" reports:
chiang mai / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
ban duu chiang r (34.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Everything was shaking and you could the rumble of the earthquake as well as the clanking of the glasses in cupboards. It was not difficult to stand but it was a strange feeling of almost being dizzy but not quite.
Chiang Mai, Maerim District / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Koh tao / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chiang Mai, Thailand / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Awakened at 18:10 local while Le Meridien Hotel was swaying. Moderate swaying on 19th floor. No aftershocks felt yet by 1:45 am 06 May. Felt stronger than 5.2 in DC years ago.
phrao / MMI VI (Strong shaking): All house was shaking
Mae Taeng / MMI IV (Light shaking): All house was shaking, I heard noises from roof-constructions, lamps and ceiling-fan was swinging. I run out of the house.
Chiang Rai (39.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): it was the most scary moment of my entire life, my house was shacking and i could barely walk. I heard people screaming and children crying, i thought i was going to die
Chiang Rai, Thailand / MMI III (Weak shaking): Heard loud noise and thought it was a huge truck passing. Ran to street and felt a slight wave pass under our feet.
chiang mai / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
suthep (127.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok (667 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Im on the 14th floor of the hotel Century Park in Bangkok. The building swayed slightly for a couple of minutes.
Bangkok (667 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): Im on the 14th floor of the hotel Century Park in Bangkok. The building swayed slightly for a couple of minutes.
Hanoi, Vietnam / MMI III (Weak shaking): Felt it and surprised that it was in Thailand. I was on 20th floor of Melia hotel in Hanoi. hanging light fixtures were swinging and as I was sitting down I could feel the slight shaking. Very strange for a earthquake so far away.
Pai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Muang, Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking): One shake for about 6 seconds, then a 3-4 second pause and another shake for about 10-15 seconds.
Chiang Mai, Chang Klan. (126.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
pangmapha, maehongson, thailand / MMI III (Weak shaking): at first,my roof shake similar animal run on my roof, afterthat 2-3 minutes ago,indoor shake no more about 10 seconds.
Chiang Mai / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
chiang rai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Sukhumvit 18 / MMI IV (Light shaking): Felt it on 25th floor in my hotel
sats / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Felt dizzy for good 15-20secs sukhumvit soi 39 bangkok
Bangkok ,Sukhumvit 18 / MMI IX (Violent shaking): Felt it on the 25th floor at A Hotel
Changmail (124.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I saw many people ran out of the department store shake so strong
Ban.Pa O (27.9 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
kamphaeng phet / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I don't know what I have to tell. It was three times very low shaking. first time I think I had circulation problems. but at the second time I knew it was/is an earthquake. and I leave my room and go out
Chiang Mai (132.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): 2 episodes about 1 minute apart, of very low shaking. No damage.
Chiang Mai/Saraphi / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I was shocked and had fear, huged a tree to feel saver.
Ban Pa O (29.1 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
PAI / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Aetas Lumpini Hotel on Rama IV Road (671.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Curtains and blinds moved for about 30 seconds. Difficult to walk around. On the 14th floor.
phitsanulok (332.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Wattana / MMI III (Weak shaking): I live in the 26th floor of a condominium in Bangkok Center (Phetchaburi Road). I was in the bathroom and I thought I was sick as I was feeling dizzy. I thought my head was spinning but then I relaized the suspended towels were moving at the same rythme than me. I looked by the window, nothing seemed wrong. I did not recognized an earthquake. I guessed it was one, but never experienced it so.. It was a surprise. Happy it was not strong though!
phitsanulok / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Muban USA Faham Chiangmai / MMI VI (Strong shaking): I and my husband were walking in around our home, suddenly we heard a big nise coming from an unfinished house and then we felt the earth shaking .the electricity lines were all oving around and the trees leavs were moving. It took about perhaps 20-30seconds. Other people who were walking also stopped and sat down. The students from balleh school nearby all came out of the building and statrted calling asuming their homes.
bangkok / not felt
Bangkok / MMI II (Very weak shaking): I'm at 10th floor in the center of Bangkok. It was like a ship on the waves. Very soft. Only some seconds. And several (i think 5) minutes after the earthquake. I'm searching if there was something in Bangkok.
Mae Sai / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
chiang mai / MMI VI (Strong shaking): just got out of the shower, wet marble floors, landed on my back - called dad right away - hoping it's not a before-shock. Ouch.
Chiang Dao (126.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking): Auto
San Sai (126.1 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bangkok downtown apartment / MMI III (Weak shaking): Lasted for about 3 minutes
Sapan-kwai, Payatai, Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): We are on the 24th floor and felt the builind is swinging side to side. Curtains moved. It lasted about 15-20 secs
Thailand, Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Shangri La Hotel (671.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IX (Violent shaking)
Bangkok (669.5 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Strongest felt in three years living in Thailand. Doors and lamps swinging around. Water in the pool sloshing around.
Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I feel dizzy. My door in the balcony opened.
Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I feel dizzy. My door in the balcony opened.
Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I feel dizzy. My door in the balcony opened.
Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): I thought I feel dizzy. My door in the balcony opened.
Maehia, Muang, Chiang mai, Thailand / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Chiang Mai (125.8 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking): Live on the 5th floor of a 15 story condo. Doors shook pretty good. The pool is on the 5th floor too. Water splashing around.
Chiang Mai (126.7 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking)
Maerim, Chiang Mai / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Thailand / MMI II (Very weak shaking): Lights shaking and sense swaying on Floor 24.
Bangkok / not felt: Appartment block started to sway.
128/22 Palm Springs, Mahidol Road, Chiang Mai, Tha (124.6 km SSW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): The shaking made more noise than the TV. I ran outside. Nobody else cared.
Maesarieng (670.6 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Bangkok / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Bangkok - Thailand / MMI III (Weak shaking)
chiang mai / MMI IV (Light shaking): no property damage just moderate shaking like on a small, still boat hit by large waves. lasted maybe 10-20 seconds. didn't realize what it was until it was over. very slowy and gentle rocking like someone shaking you to wake you up.
Myanmar, Inlay Lake, Southern Shan State / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Moderate shaking of 2 seconds.
Lampang, Wiengthong Hotel (159.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chiang Mai / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Chiangmai / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
MU6/223 BanDu 57100 thailand (25.6 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok, Thailand / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
Wattana, Bangkok Thailand / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok city chid lom (669.4 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
San Sai, Chiang Mai, Thailand / MMI VII (Very strong shaking)
chiang mai (125.2 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Bangkok / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Chiang Mai (125.9 km SW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Rajadamnern Nok, Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): Sitting at my desk and felt a sudden shaking. Blinds rattled slightly, hangin objects and plants were swaying.
Bangkok / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Bangkok / MMI III (Weak shaking): Initially thought I was dizzy then realised the light was swinging
Bangkok, Thailand (671.1 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Live in downtown bangkok. Building started swaying for 20-30 seconds.
Sukhumvit 22 bangkok (671.3 km S from epicenter) [Map] / MMI III (Weak shaking): The building was shaking from side to side - it was moving us indoors and objects within the apartment, we are 9 floors up.
Chiang Rai city / MMI V (Moderate shaking)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Watched my parked car do a dance and the outside porch was dancing too! Quite eerie! (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): My Location was in Chiang Rai which is not available location to choose on this website. Loud ground shacking sound started before the actual movement started. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt in Bangkok on 28th floor. Building swayed for about 2 minutes. Still feeling dizzy. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Building swayed - could feel it move, and could see the vertical blinds swaying (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): We felt it about 10 to 12 minutes after the actual earthquake in Chiang Rai. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Suddenly everything started shaking. I stay on the 27th floor so felt it the most. Shook for quite a while. Me n family ran out of the buliding. When out found people out feom other buildings also. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): We were sitting and felt dizzy. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Felt motion sickness and like we were going to pass out. (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): I am 21 floors up from the ground in a 45 story block (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Was on top floor of Intercontinental hotel (37th) sitting by the window. Initially felt a head spin and I honestly thought it may have been my Long Island Ice Tea. I looked out at the horizon (like for sea-sickness) to steady my head and then looked inside the lounge again and could see other guests suddenly griping their chairs and all could clearly feel it. The shaking and swaying lasted a good 30 seconds plus. First time and very frightened as I had no idea if it would stop, reduce or increase in intensity. Up on the top floor not much you can really do.... (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): I thought I was sick - swaying all over the place (via EMSC)
Bangkok (Thailand) (662 km S from epicenter)(no details): Unmistakable sway... felt dizzy (via EMSC)
Naypyitaw (Republic of the Union of Myanmar) (386 km W from epicenter)(no details): Very mild but from a fair distance. (via EMSC)
Nong Pla Sawai (Thailand) (185 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Creaking sounds from roof space of the house, but no damage observed. Due to proximity of epicenter, the shifting effect in this location was greater and more prolonged than that of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Building swayed and shake, felt it on 5th floor, was hard to walk (via EMSC)
Lampang (Thailand) (154 km S from epicenter)(no details): I feel my house shakes a little bit. (via EMSC)
Lampang (Thailand) (154 km S from epicenter)(no details): Feel 2 separate shake one after another within few second apart. I was sitting on an office chair and feel like bouncing up and down. Water inside a glass bottle on the table was moving alot. (via EMSC)
Wiang Tai (Thailand) (143 km W from epicenter)(no details): We were stood in the middle of the street when everything began swaying, the locals told us to stay still and everybody ran out after the swaying and shaking finished in shock. It felt very strong! (via EMSC)
Wiang Tai (Thailand) (143 km W from epicenter)(no details): About 15 min ago. 2 shakes, first one shocked me the second my whole house felt like swinging around, it's on 1 meter concrete beams and they felt like match sticks. I ran out and the street was still shaking. Maybe lasted 1 minute. My heart still pumping (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): feel it 3 time around 10 minutes ago the building where we live was shaking strongly (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was checking in for a flight in the International Terminal of CNX and the check-in counter and baggage belts were shaking pretty hard for 10-15 seconds. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Short time shaking . Around 10 seconds. Whole building shaked like it 's going to collapse. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Street wiring swayed strongly for about 5 mins (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Slow rolling waves for about 15 seconds. About 5-wish on Richter scale. About the same feel as the Loma Prieta Quake's early aftershocks. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I was into living room and felt the floor moving under me. I thought I could hear my 2nd floor shifting. I jumped up to get my kids into a doorway frame. We stood there and could feel the shake/quake. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Pool water went over the Side,cracks in wall (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): No warning. (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I could feel the movement here Chiang Mai Lamphun Rd old city area Thailand (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): two subsequent short thrusts (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): it felt fairly shallow as the ground swayed and table also (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): there are 2 high water towers near bye and they were swaying back and forth (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Glass doors were shaking visibly. (via EMSC)
(Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): The whole house shook. I have a cement house. The house and all the nearly trees were shaking and swaying, as if a giant helicopter were above the house. There were two or three occurrences, about 30 seconds apart. (via EMSC)
(Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): This felt similar to the many small earthquakes I've felt in Japan. I suspect, buildings in Thailand are not designed to withstand much stronger than this one. This one lasted between 17-25 seconds at my home. I am used to earthquakes (from my time in Japan) but everyone I know around me, was nervous or scared. (via EMSC)
(Thailand) (126 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Didn't feel too strong since the duration was short, but I'm sure that if it continued at that strength for much longer there would have been damage Was an aftershock about 3 - 4 minutes later that was much weaker (via EMSC)
Mueang Chiang Rai (Thailand) (29 km N from epicenter)(no details): One initial quake with up to 3 aftershocks of less intensity. (via EMSC)
Mueang Chiang Rai (Thailand) (29 km N from epicenter)(no details): Strong shaking (via EMSC)
Mueang Chiang Rai (Thailand) (29 km N from epicenter)(no details): I've lived in California most of my life, but now live here in Thailand. This reminded me of a decently strong California quake. Also, this one has had many aftershocks, more that usual. But again, the epicenter was only about 10 miles south of my house. (via EMSC)
Doi Lan (Thailand) (22 km E from epicenter)(no details): A good shake, I'm expat and been thru elsewhere. Scared a lot of the locals. Big for them. (via EMSC)
Choeng Doi (Thailand) (110 km SW from epicenter)(no details): I felt that had it continued for a few minutes longer there would have been severe structural damage to the house (via EMSC)
Chiang Mai (Thailand) (125 km SW from epicenter)(no details): Bed, floor and wall were shaking pretty heavily, but nothing more than that. Maybe 30 secs to a minute long (via EMSC)

 

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