3.2 earthquake rattles homes, businesses in San Sai

Seismic activity in the north of Thailand has continued to increase with a 3.2 on the Richter scale earthquake recorded in San Sai yesteday, Jan. 22.

The earthquake struck at 11 p.m. at 18.97 N 99.03 E, forested area to the east of Chiang Mai-Phrao Road (Highway 1001) in Tambon Nong Han.

According to reports, the earthquake was felt across the northern and north eastern parts of the Chiang Mai metropolitan area including Mae Taeng, Mae Rim and San Sai itself.

The Chiang Mai Provincial Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Center sent officers to places close to the epicenter but was unable to find any damage.

The Irrigation Office District 1 Chiang Mai told Thai language media that there was no effect on Mae Ngat Somboon Chon and Mae Kuang Udom Thara Dam, both of which are close to the epicenter as well.

The earthquake comes after a series of earthquakes in the north this year including an earthquake in Mae Chaem Jan. 18.