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Thu, 06/29/2023 - 06:01
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Earthquake of 4.5 Magnitude Jolts Phitsanulok

PHITSANULOK, June 29 (TNA) – An earthquake with 4.5 magnitude occurred in Phisanulok after midnight, felt in surrounding provinces including Phichit where a temple found cracks in an ancient ordination hall. The Thai Meteorological Department’s Earthquake Observation Division reported the quake occurred at the depth of five kilometres with the epicenter in Phitsanulok's Bang Kratum district. The tremor was felt in Phitsanulok, Phichit, Khampaeng Phet, Nakhon Sawan and Phetchabun. Initailly, there was no reports of injuries. Acting abbot of the Rachachangkwan Temple in Phichit province, located 7 kilometres from the epicenter of the quake said the damage survey on archaeological site in temple, registered with the Fine Arts Department found several cracks at an old ordination hall built in 1918 and restored last year. The temple would send an official letter to inform the Fine Arts Department to inspect the damage, he said. (TNA)