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Strong earthquake shakes northern Thailand, Myanmar

Digital writers

Monday, May 5, 2014, 8:05 AM -

A strong earthquake shook wide areas of northern Thailand and Myanmar Monday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake measured a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and said it was centred nine kilometres south of Mae Lao, Thailand, and 27 kilometres southwest of Chiang Rai.

The quake prompted evacuations at the main airport in Chiang Rai as cracks were reported in buildings and on roads. 

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The earthquake was felt in Chiang Mai and Bangkok, as well as Myanmar's largest city, Yangon.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or causalities, but some light damage was reported. 

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With files from The Associated Press

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