Series of small earthquakes rattle the north

After a fairly quiet start for earthquakes in 2019, the northern fault lines have become active again with three separate minor earthquakes being recorded in the last 24 hours.

The first, a follow up to the 2.1 quake registered in Phrae on Jan. 14 registered at 2.2 on the Richter scale at 17.87 N 99.91 E – Na Phun, Wang Chin District​​ at 5:09 p.m. yesterday, Jan. 15.

Moving forward, the seismic activity shifted north with two minor quakes in Chiang Rai.

The first, 2.1 at 10:53 p.m Jan. 15 stuck at 19.66 N 99.34 E – Si Thoi, Mae Suai District. The second quake registered 1.6 and struck at 7:34 a.m. this morning, Jan. 16 at 19.66 N 99.33, also in Si Thoi, Mae Suai District.

Regular quakes, particularly along the Phayao fault line are not uncommon although three in a 24-hour period is somewhat rare.