A magnitude 5.7 earthquake hit Laos in Xayaboury Province, close to the border with Thailand, in the early hours of this morning. At approximately 4am this morning, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Laos 38km from Xayaboury town in Xayaboury Province, close to the border with Thailand, according to the US Geological Survey. The GPS coordinates for the earthquake location are 19.438°N 101.224°E.
The shockwaves were felt as far as Vientiane, with Facebook users sharing their experiences after being awoken by the tremors. So far there have been no reports of injury or damage as a result of the earthquake.