Last Updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016

Earthquake felt in Bangkok today; Buildings evacuated


Tremors have been recorded in Bangkok at 5.34 Thai time on August 24, 2016 forcing the people to evacuate from the higher buildings.

The Meteorological Department's Seismology Office confirmed the tremor as the result of magnitude 6.8 earthquake with epicenter in Myanmar located about 416 km northwest of Muang district of Mae Hong Son. 

The earthquake was well felt in India, Thailand, Nepal and Bangladesh. At least three people have been dead with damage to several temples in the nearby ancient city of Bagan.

"No Thais have been hurt in the earthquake in central Myanmar," Bangkok Post has written quoting the Thai embassy in Yangon.