Another Earthquake

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It’s 5:50 AM on Tuesday morning Chiang Mai time and we just had another earthquake.  Amazing I have felt more earthquakes here than I ever did in San Francisco.  This one was not severe, just a rocking  – I am setting in a chair with wheels at the computer and it started to move or rock and the pull string on the ceiling fan was moving too – so I know I was not daydreaming.  I will check the weather map to see where it was located.

UPDATE- 5.7 Myanmar (Burma) report — the posted time is not correct as I wanted to get it online for the States so I posted it early – it’s 6 AM Tuesday here in Thailand right now – sorry

Getting ready to go back again to Wat Montien, I have copies of the images to took of the Temple and Van – I thought I’d give him copies of the shots so he could send them home if he liked.

Last night I went to my first “Monk Chat”.  This is a program at Mahahachulalongkorn Buddhist University, Chiang Mai Campus which is located next to Wat Suan Dok, where novice Monks studying English get a chance to meet and practice speaking and the lay people (farangs mostly) get a chance to hear about Buddhist life.   It’s a neat one-on-one chance to get questions answered by studying monks. 

 I met a Senior Monk – Phara Saneh Dhammavaro – who is the Director of Academic Affairs at the facility.  We spoke for a while (we didn’t have a lot of time because it is the beginning of Buddhist Lent and all the monks had to be in prayer service before sundown and it was about 6:30 then)  He presented me with a autographed copy of his book “BUDDHISM – Ethics and the Path to Peace”.

I have volunteered to help with a project he has attending to the needs of the poor, alien tribal people in and about the Fang, Mai Ai area — the same area we were at last week where I photographed the boys swimming in the road side pool and the mountain villages.  I will go with him next Sunday to see what his full project is and if I can help in any way using my photography.  I mentioned that the HillSide4 Condo  has a yearly benefit dinner party to raise moneys for local causes and that with a good presentation his project could be eligible for funding next year.  See the posts on “School for Life”

Wednesday I will go to Wat Suan Dok again and will post more shots.



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  1. Comment: Hi

    My name is Sharon Thornton and I am a research coordinator with The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

    I am in the process of gathering research on the long term effects earthquakes have on local economies, sociological costs and analysis of government action / programs organized as a response to earthquakes. As a part of my search I came across a resource that no longer works on your website. If you open this page and try this reference it doesn’t go anywhere.

    I found the page simply moved here:

    If you decide to update your site, I was wondering if you would be open to including a resource that I helped create covering: earthquake data for years 2005 – 2014, most devastating earthquakes 2005 – 2013, earthquake glossary.

    You can find the resource here:

    Earthquakes Data Magnitude 5.0 and Over 2005 – 2014

    In addition you can find more info on the topic below:

    Seismic Monitor

    Quakes – Live Earthquakes Map

    Appreciate your time,

    Of course, feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

    Thank you for your help!


    Sharon Thornton
    Research Coordinator
    The International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

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