12 May, 2008

Thailand feels tremors ; aftershocks in the region

Report from in Australia:

Tall buildings shook in the Thai capital Bangkok, and tremors were also felt in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

High buildings in Bangkok were continuing to sway seven minutes after the first movements were felt.

The Hindu reports there were 4 aftershocks felt in the region:

A spokesman for China's Earthquake Administration confirmed the earthquake, but said it had a 7.3 magnitude. There were no reports of anyone hurt so far, he said, and the area is sparsely populated.

There were four aftershocks in the region, ranging from 5.0 to 5.2 magnitude, according to a notice on the Earthquake Administration's Web site.

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