Series of minor earthquakes rattle North

The latest in a series of small earthquakes and tremors have rattled homes across Northern Thailand.

Starting at the weekend a 2.3 quake rattled Mueang Phayao at 19.25, 99.78 not far off Highway 1 at 10:37 a.m. Sunday, July 29.

Moving forward, a second quake rattled the Myanmar side of the border in Chiang Rai – a 3.3 located three kilometers from the Mae Sai-Tachilek border checkpoint (20.45, 99.86)  at 6:47 p.m. Monday – July 30.

For the hat trick, a further quake struck this morning, July 31 – a 2.5 at 20.02, 98.04 in the south park of Langkho District, Myanmar and 23 kilometers north of a Myanmar-Thailand border in Mae Hong Son.

The earthquakes are the latest in a growing list of minor earthquakes across the north including a 2.4 in Doi Saket July 26, a 2.4 in Mae Wang June 26, a 2.1 at Wat Rong Khun in Chiang Rai June 12, a 3.6 earthquake in Chai Prakan May 31 another quake in Mae Lao June 3.

While Northern Thailand does not sit on any major fault lines a number of small fault lines exist and can be triggered by movement on the major Saging fault line that runs through the center of Myanmar.