Lao PDR, M6.4 Earthquake Near Border of Lao PDR and Thailand

06:49 Nov 21 2019 Xayaboury province (Lao PDR); Phrae, Nan and Loei provinces (Thailand)

According to the Earthquake Observation Division of the Thailand Meteorological Department (TMD), an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 at a depth of 3 km occurred about 20 km Southeast of Ban Nam Chang, Nan Province in Lao PDR on 21 November 2019 at 06:50 (UTC+7).

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported shake intensity of IV in northeastern Thailand and intensities of V-VI near the epicentre in Lao PDR, as shown in the map above.
The Thailand Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) reported that the quake was felt in 11 provinces in Thailand (Chiang Rai, Lampang, Nan, Phrae, Uttaradit, Loei, Udon Thani, Khonkaen, Nakornratchasima, Phitsanulok, Nonthaburi and Bangkok), but the damages only occurred in the provinces of Phrae, Nan and Loei.

Lao PDR National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) reported that the affected areas comprise eleven (11) districts in Xayaboury province and the mostly damaged are in Hongsa and Xaysathan districts (34 villages). Estimated amount of damages is US$278,874.
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Affected Area / Region: Xayaboury province (Lao PDR); Phrae, Nan and Loei provinces (Thailand)


Death: 0
Missing: 0
Injured: 12
Affected Families: 283
Affected Persons: 1,132
Displaced Persons: 92


Damaged houses: 90Damaged public buildings / facilities: 50Cost of Damage (USD): 278.874

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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