A strong earthquake shook a border area between northern Thailand and Laos on Thursday morning, swaying Bangkok high-rises.
Residents in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai felt a long period of shaking but saw no major damage. High-rise buildings swayed slowly for at least half a minute in the capital Bangkok, startling residents.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.1 magnitude quake Thursday morning was about 6 miles below the surface.
It was centered about 19 miles from Chaloem Phra Kiat, which is about 174 miles northeast of Bangkok.
Earthquake strikes border area between northern Thailand and Laos
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