The northern Thai city sustained a little damage, according reports from Thai television.
The 6.8-magnitude quake was just 6 miles deep, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
At that strength and depth, the monitor said that 600,000 people got shaking anywhere from strong to violent and that the buildings are considered vulnerable, so moderate to heavy damage is expected in homes.
Suicide bomber kills five at police station
PARACHINAR | A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car loaded with explosives into a police station in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing five and wounding more than two dozen people, police said.
It was the second attack in as many days against police in Hangu, a district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province that has been hit by militants many times over the past several years.
The dead included one officer and four passers-by, said Rashid Khan, the top police official in Hangu. Most of the 30 wounded in the attack in Doaba were also passers-by.
Probe finds no proof troops killed journalist
BANGKOK | Thai police said Thursday that they had no evidence to indicate troops killed Reuters cameraman Hiro Muramoto last year, backing a recent reversal of preliminary findings that a soldier may have fired the fatal bullet.
After reviewing a report by Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation (DSI), police said they could not determine whether Mr. Muramoto, a 43-year-old Japanese national, was killed by troops while filming anti-government demonstrations last April.
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