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The 6.3-magnitude earthquake which struck Chiang Rai on Monday was the largest ever with its epicentre in Thailand, the Engineering Institute (EIT) said yesterday. 

It was significantly more powerful than the previous record holder, a 5.9-magnitude tremor recorded on April 22, 1983 near Kanchanaburi's Srinakarind dam.

Monday's earthquake occurred in an active fault zone, and its effects were felt more heavily because the epicentre was only seven kilometres underground, the EIT said.

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