ShakeMap (Calculated intensity of this earthquake near Simao):

View ShakeMap, Epicenter and historical seismicity on interactive map

General data about this earthquake:

Time (UTC): 2022-08-29 04:10
Magnitude: 3.8
Depth: 4.0 km
Maximum intensity: 4.4 (EMS scale)

Given earthquake data might be preliminary (uncertain) until manual revision by a scientist is done.

Nearby places

City Country Intensity (EMS-98) Population Distance epicenter (km) Effects
Kēng Tung MM 1.6 172000 52.1 not felt
Tachilek MM 1.1 52000 79.0 not felt
Huimin CN 1.0 17000 123.1 not felt
Chiang Rai TH 1.0 79000 138.8 not felt
Fazhanhe CN 1.0 15000 132.6 not felt
Chiang Khong TH 1.0 15000 111.6 not felt
Mae Sai TH 1.0 28000 80.6 not felt
Ban Houakhoua LA 1.0 16000 115.4 not felt
Wiang Kaen TH 1.0 no data available 131.4 not felt
Mae Chan TH 1.0 38000 112.4 not felt

Current earthquake activity near Simao:

Due to lack of data no comparison with long-term trends is possible for this region.


Since 1960, 281 earthquakes larger than Magnitude 3.8 were detected in this region. This makes an average of 4.7 earthquakes larger than M3.8 per year around Simao. Therefore, the general earthquake activity is usually high and quakes of this size have an average recurrence time of approx. 2.6 months (78 days).

Largest earthquakes in this map section* (Simao and nearby)

Date Magnitude Depth (km)
1988-11-6 7.7 18
2011-3-24 6.9 8
1995-7-11 6.8 12
1973-8-16 6.4 33
2007-5-16 6.3 9
2019-11-20 6.2 10
1992-4-23 6.2 10
1979-3-15 6.2 33
2007-6-2 6.1 5
1992-4-23 6.1 12

*Data: USGS (Magnitude 5 +, since 1960). See all historical earthquakes in the interactive map linked above.

What to do in case of an earthquake?

1. No panic.

2. If you are inside a building: Seek shelter under stable furniture (e.g. dining table). Be aware of falling objects. Do not flee the building! Falling roof tiles, bricks, and glass can harm you. After the shaking stops: Turn off the electronical devices. Check gas pipes for leaks. Check for structural damage. Leave your house if you are uncertain. In case of damage: Do not enter the building before a professional safety check! Dangerous aftershocks might follow. Help your neighbors if necessary. If outdoors: Keep away from buildings, try to find open space, crouch down, and cover your head with your arms. Do not run on the streets before checking for cars. Always watch your environment.

3. If you are near the coast: In case of strong or long-lasting shaking evacuate to higher grounds immediately! A tsunami might be possible. Do not wait for official warnings. In areas of a high tsunami threat, follow the evacuation route signs but be aware of possible damaged buildings and landslides on your route. Once reaching a higher / save point, listen to official instructions and warnings.

4. If you are in the mountains or near a steep slope: Watch for rockfalls, landslides, and avalanches. Get away from slopes immediately and protect your head with your arms.

5. Try to help people in need. Take special care of elderly people and children. After the earthquake stopped, confirm that your neighbors, friends, and family are save. Help them, if necessary but do not get yourself into a dangerous situation. Call and wait for professional rescue teams.