An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale struck northern Thailand, but there were no reports of casualties or damage.

The quake hit the northern province of Chiang Rai, along the border of Myanmar and Laos, 790 kilometers (483 miles) north of Bangkok, the department said Saturday.

The epicenter was located 40 kilometers (25 miles) east of Chiang Rai, but the department did not have a figure for its depth.