Metereological Department reports earthquake off coast of Myanmar, felt in high rises of Bangkok

September 23rd, 2008 - 10:06 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

The Metereological Department issued an earthquake notice last night at 8:45 PM.

The notice stated that at 8:30 PM on September 22nd 2008, an earthquake with its center located off the coast of south of Myanmar was recorded. The epicenter at Latitude 15.7 degrees North and Longtitude 96.3n degrees East shook with a magnitude of 5.5 on the Richter scale.

The event, which took place some 500 kilometers Northwest from Bangkok was felt in several high rise buildings.

Source : National News Bureau, Public Relations Department of Thailand

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