Earthquake in Laos, Felt in Thailand

Some bloggers in Thailand are reporting the tremors they felt from a quake in Laos up north. There are no reports of and injuries or damage to property as of yet.

Thaizer, based in Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai wrote

A couple of hours ago I was at home in Chiang Mai working away at my desk, when I felt my chair move backwards slightly. To be honest, I thought I’d spent too much time looking at the computer and was having a dizzy spell! It didn’t last long and I can’t say the whole room shook or there were pictures falling off the walls, but there was definitely something going on.

Northern Laos

The location of the earthquake in North West Laos near the border with Myanmar and Thailand.

Popagandhi, A Singaporean currently traveling in Thailand with her mother also felt the quake

The earthquake of magnitude 6.1 rocked my second floor hotel room in Chiang Mai! The lights were shaking, my bed was shaking, I was lying down in bed at 3pm (that’s all I do these days, exhausted from the previous week of working).

Mum: “What was that?”

Me: “What was what?”

Mum: “That shaking!”

Me: “Oh, you felt that too? I thought everything was swaying because I took too much flu meds. That was probably, um, a… zzzz.”

3 Bears, also in Chiang Mai did not feel the quake but saw the water level in the hotel's pool drop.


  • sam


    I would like to know if anyone has any information on what happened in Laos? I have friends there.

  • noknoi

    don’t worry, every would be ok.
    Nothing was damaged.

  • Brian

    Is a tsunami eminent in or around Phi Phi Island in Thailand?

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