Nine earthquakes ranging from 2.0-3.3 rattle northern Lampang in two hours

Another day with more seismic activity in the north with nine separate earthquakes being recorded in Lampang between noon and 2 p.m. today, Feb. 20.

The first earthquake struck, 2.1 on the Richter scale at 12:01 p.m. at 19.25 N 99.62 E – Thung Hua, Wang Nuea District Lampang, 82 kilometers northeast of downtown Chiang Mai.

The subsequent quakes were recorded between 19.24 N/ 19.26 N and 99.59 E/ 99.62 – the same area in Wang Nuea.

The quakes in order were 3.3 at 12:17 p.m., 2.4 at 12:28 p.m., 2.1 at 12:29 p.m., 2.6 at 12.54 p.m., 2.0 at 12:57 p.m, 2.3 at 1:17 p.m., 3.0 at 1:51 p.m. and 2.4 at 1:55 p.m.

The depth of the earthquakes ran between 1 kilometer and 12 kilometers. Generally speaking, more shallow earthquakes tend to be felt further away.

The are no official reports of damage as of 2:25 p.m.

The cluster of earthquakes is the most in a short period of time in the north since the Mae Lao earthquake in 2014.