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Quake hits northern Thailand causing damage but no deaths

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Quake hits northern Thailand causing damage but no deaths

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An earthquake has struck northern Thailand causing some damage to buildings and roads but no casualties.

The magnitude 6 quake hit close to the town of Chiang Rai in Thailand’s mountainous north and was felt in the capital Bangkok and in neighbouring Myanmar.

Shopping centres and public buildings were immediately evacuated.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the tremor had been a relatively shallow one with its epicentre in a largely rural area of small villages.