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Laos hit by powerful earthquake

May 16, 2007

A powerful earthquake has hit western Laos, with tremors felt as far as away as Thailand and Vietnam.
The quake measured magnitude 6.1 and struck not far from the northern city of Luang Prabang, the US Geological Survey reported.
Buildings swayed in both the Thai and Vietnamese capitals. People reportedly fled shopping centres and buildings were evacuated in Bangkok.
The earthquake struck 155km (97 miles) west-north-west of Luang Prabang at just before 1600 local time (0900GMT), the USGS reported.
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