Dams ruled safe as a minor earthquake strikes Mae Chaem

Another day of seismic activity with a new minor earthquake recorded in Mae Chaem causing a government official to say that dams in the north are safe.

The latest earthquake – 2.0 on the Richter scale, hit at 4:23 a.m. this morning, Jan. 18 at 18.43 N 98.46 E – Tambon Kong Khaek not far from Doi Inthanon National Park.

Following the rise of seismic activity in the north this year – with earthquakes recorded in Phrae and Chiang Rai, a government official has said that northern dams are safe.

Speaking to Thai language media, Mr. Jensak Limpiti, Director of Mae Kuang Udom Thara Dam said that the dams undergo regular safety inspections and monitoring equipment is in place to monitor any issues.

The system includes specific monitors to check the health of dams in the event that an earthquake occurs.