Hanoi felt tremors of a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Myanmar near its border with Thailand on the night of March 24.

The trembles were most felt by those living in high buildings, but no casualties or structural collapses had been reported.

According to the Vietnam Centre for Earthquake and Tsunami Information, the earthquake struck the Laos-Thailand border area at 20:55 on the day ( Hanoi time).

Meanwhile, the US Geological Survey said the epicenter was in the hills of Myanmar close to the borders with Thailand and Laos .

The quake struck 90 kilometres (60 miles) north of Chiang Rai and 235
kilometres (150 miles) north-northeast of Chiang Mai , Thailand 's second city and a popular tourist destination.

No tsunami warning was issued after the quake as seismologists said the quake was too far inland to generate a devastating wave in the Indian Ocean .

Initial statistics provided that at least 41 people were killed and 48 others injured in Myanmar in the quake./.