5.3 earthquake felt in Phuket

5.3 earthquake felt in Phuket

A Monday morning earthquake of 5.3-magnitude off the western Indonesian island of Sumatra was felt by Phuket residents, but there was no damage or casualties reported, according to the Seismological Bureau.

The information posted on the website of the bureau, which is part of the Thai Meteorological Department, said the earthquake occurred at 7.02am, with an epicentre 24km beneath waters off northern Sumatra.

The quake epicentre was about 250km southwest of Phuket.

The bureau said the quake was felt by Phuket residents, but provided no other details.

Do you like the content of this article?

Two militants killed, siege ends in gunfire

Two militants were killed and one ranger wounded as a three-hour siege of a house ended in an explosion of gunfire in Sai Buri district, Pattani, on Thursday morning.


First Thai rice shipment delivered using Laos-China railway

A first shipment 1,000 tonnes of Thai rice has been delivered using the Lao-Chinese railway to Chongqing, marking a new chapter in exports to China, the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry announced on Thursday.


A million vaccine shots tossed in Indonesia on short expiry date

More than a million Covid-19 vaccine shots expired in Indonesia before they could be given out, as most of them were donated with a short shelf life.