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Phuket disaster officials keeping watch on Nicobar tremors

Phuket disaster officials keeping watch on Nicobar tremors

PHUKET: Phuket officials are keeping a close watch on recurring tremors at the Nicobar Islands, some 440 kilometres direct west of Phuket, in case of the need to warn people in coastal areas of a tsunami.

By The Phuket News

Monday 11 April 2022, 10:57AM

The 4.8M earthquake at 9:17pm last night (Apr 10) was later upgraded to 5.1M. Image: Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Center

The 4.8M earthquake at 9:17pm last night (Apr 10) was later upgraded to 5.1M. Image: Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Center

The latest tremor reported by the non-government Phuket Earthquake Monitoring and Surveillance Center was at 9:17pm last night (Apr 10), measuring 4.8 in magnitude and striking some 40km deep. The tremor was the seventh recorded in recent days.

The tremor was later revised to be recorded as 5.1 in magnitude.

That tremor was preceded by another, initially recorded as 5.1 in magnitude, at 8:34pm last night, striking some 400km west of Phuket at a depth of only 10km. The tremor was later upgraded to 5.5 in magnitude.

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Only three hours earlier, at 5:43pm, another tremor recorded at 4.7 in magnitude, later revised to 5.0, struck 440km west of Phuket at 10km deep.

The tremors yesterday started with one at 8:32am, initially recorded at 5.0 in magnitude but later revised up to 5.2, striking 450km west of Phuket at a depth of 10km.

Phuket disaster officials have not issued any tsunami alerts or warnings for the region, but are monitoring the situation closely.

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Kurt | 12 April 2022 - 10:33:45

Is Phuket Officials disaster watch keeping including checking or this moment the 2 Thai Tsunami buoys are 100% operational/functioning? Not hearing any Official talking about the buoys feels uncomfortable. When will the Kamala  warning tower be repaired and functional operational? Hopefully a renovation budget is in study by a committee.

JohnC | 12 April 2022 - 09:48:54

Fascinated, is your backside a high end tourist destination. That's an interesting statement. LOL. Probably more so than Phuket 555

BigaAResort | 12 April 2022 - 08:42:47

There is those forewarning  buoy out there and been replaced every year with the other one we have here in reserve so Phuket can maintain the one who was out there ,so we are protected all the time and ready for the next tsunami lets hope nobody steal the solar panel out there but Phuket check every year so we are save !I hope you believe in miracle Horst

Fascinated | 11 April 2022 - 23:06:46

Measured by a non-Gov't agency? One supposes the Gov't tsunami buoys are out of action again as well. Hard to issue warnings when the kit doesn't work.  I noticed the other day the warning tower outside the copshop in Kamala is falling apart and has warning tape around it. High end tourist destination my backside!

Pooliekev | 11 April 2022 - 18:52:53

Kurt: Yes the reheasels are in progress and mecical needs are being checked. The closing beaches preventative is in place. I think. 

Capricornball | 11 April 2022 - 17:16:31

Hmmm...what have these Disaster "Officials" done to ensure that the public tsunami warning system is functioning? Let me guess...NOTHING. Oh yes, they put those stupid blue posts every 20 meters all over the island, but I think that was just a different budgetary corruption project, kinda like annual speed bump replacements and ridiculous stadium light installations.

DFPhuket | 11 April 2022 - 12:32:28

Invest in technology to send automatic emergency text messages. Based on how people look at their phones every minute, that would be more cost effective and efficient. 

Kurt | 11 April 2022 - 11:15:39

Are the sound signals in the tsunami alarm towers checked? Are Phuket Officials/hospitals doing a tsunami rehearsel traning? Are amount of mecical needs checked in case of a tsunami? What is the protocol about closing beaches preventive, in case?


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