POPE DOOM! 6.1 Mag Earthquake Hits Thailand As Pope Lands

Earthquake quake between Laos and Thailand: the houses oscillate in Bangkok on the day of the Pope's visit Magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 6.50 local time. Epicenter between the Laotian city of Sainyabuli and the Thai district of Chaloem Phra Kiat A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.1 was recorded at 6.50 local time (00.50 today in Italy) in northwest Laos, on the border with Thailand. According to data from the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv) and the US Geological Survey, the earthquake had a hypocenter 12 km deep and was the epicenter between the Laotian city of Sainyabuli and the Chaloem Phra Kiat district of Thailand. At the moment there are no reports of particular damage to people or things but there is concern about the presence of Pope Francis in these hours in the area affected by the earthquake. The shock of the dawn was actually felt even in Bangkok, Thailand, where the Holy Father is staying for the first leg of his trip to Asia. Source