BANGKOK: Eastern Myanmar experienced a moderate earthquake on Friday morning, with a 5.7 magnitude centered approximately 76 kilometers (47 miles) southwest of Keng Tung town in Shan state.
The quake occurred at a depth of around 10 kilometers (6 miles), as reported by the U.S. Geological Survey. At present, there is no immediate information regarding any potential damage caused by the earthquake
Close to the borders of China, Laos, and Thailand lies the area.
Tremors were experienced in Chiang Mai, the second-largest city in Thailand and a well-visited tourist spot.
Myanmar is crisscrossed by seismic faults, resulting in frequent occurrences of earthquakes.