Thursday, November 21, 2019

6.1R in LAOS

 A 6.1R earthquake has been reported this morning in LAOS. The epicenter was reported at 51 km NW of Xaignabouli as shown in the map above.
The strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday morning, swaying Bangkok high-rises.
Residents in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai felt a long period of shaking but saw no major damage. High-rise buildings swayed slowly for at least a half-minute in Bangkok, about 175 miles away from the epicenter, startling residents of the capital.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1-magnitude quake Thursday morning was about 6 miles below the surface. Moderate quakes of 4.6 and 5.7 magnitude shook the same area overnight.
The quake was centered about 19 miles from Chaloem Phra Kiat, an area about 15 miles from the border with Laos. 
Below we also show the stress map for the region, which we produce for today, showing the accuracy so far on this region and the specific spot which has been activated. Mercury and the Nodes, with a help of Saturn have gave a helping hand. Great result.

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MagnitudeMw 6.1
Date time2019-11-20 23:50:47.7 UTC
Location19.58 N ; 101.41 E
Depth33 km
Distances218 km NW of Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic / pop: 197,000 / local time: 06:50:47.7 2019-11-21
51 km NW of Xaignabouli, Lao People's Democratic Republic / pop: 13,500 / local time: 06:50:47.7 2019-11-21

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