3.4 quake hits Myanmar after another seismically active weekend in north

A 3.4 on the Richter scale earthquake has hit Myanmar about 80 kilometers from Mae Hong Son Province today, Oct. 29 after a seismically active weekend in northern Thailand.

Today’s earthquake struck at 9:29 a.m. at 18.85N 96.55E in Taungoo, Myanmar at a depth of three kilometers.

Since Thursday when two small quakes were recorded in Mae Taeng and another in Lampang, there have been five minor earthquakes in the north, four in Chiang Mai.

They start with a 1.8 at 19.38N 99.28E at Pa Tum, Phrao District at 12:48 p.m. Saturday, Oct 27.

Three occurred in San Sai around the same place a swarm occurred in September.

First was a 2.2 at 18.99N 98.99E in Tambon Mae Faek Mai at 3.43 p.m. Oct. 27 followed by a 1.4 at 18.97, 99.02 – Nong Han, San Sai at 4:54 p.m. Oct. 27. For the hattrick, the third was a 1.7 at 18.99, 99.02 – Tambon Mae Faek Mai at 7:13 a.m. Oct. 28.

The remaining quake, a 1.9, struck at 19.65N 99.52E in Mae Suai District, Chiang Rai at 7:10 a.m. Oct. 28.