Earthquake recorded off Myanmar coast shakes buildings in Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — An earthquake was recorded off the southern coast of Myanmar on Monday with tremors also felt in Thailand, but no major damage was immediately reported.

The 5.1-magnitude quake was recorded about 152 kilometers (95 miles) south of Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, 10 kilometers (6 miles) below the surface at 8:10 a.m., according to Myanmar’s meteorology department .

Thailand’s meteorological department reported the quake at a magnitude of 6.0 at 8:40 a.m. and said tremors were felt in the capital Bangkok and neighboring Nonthaburi province, about 450 kilometers (280 miles) from the earthquake. ‘epicenter.

The United States Geological Survey measured the earthquake at a magnitude of 5.6.

Different agencies often have different preliminary measurements for earthquakes.

Many people in high-rise buildings in Bangkok said they felt the tremors for 15 to 30 seconds, according to the public reports section of the Thai government’s earthquake observation division website.

There were no immediate reports of significant damage or casualties.

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