Minor earthquake rattles Doi Inthanon National Park

In the latest in a number of minor earthquakes or tremors, another one hit overnight, the latest striking Doi Inthanon National Park early this morning, June 26.

The earthquake struck at 2:19 a.m. at 18°36’36.0″N+98°31’12.0″E just off Highway 1284 in Mae Wang District, coming in at 2.4 on the Richter scale at a depth of 1 kilometer, 52 kilometers from the Chiang Mai moat.

While minor, it was the first earthquake in the area for a significant time following a number of earthquakes in the northern part of Chiang Mai Province and Chiang Rai including a 2.1 at Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai June 12, a 3.6 earthquake in Chai Prakan May 31 another quake in Mae Lao June 3.

In some cases, a series of minor earthquakes can be a forerunner to a major earthquake. The largest earthquake in Thai history, 6.1, stuck Mae Lao on May 5, 2014.