10:39 am - Monday September 26, 2016

Phuket feels 8.6 earthquake

Phuket feels 8.7 earthquake

On April 11th, an 8.6 earthquake off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia occurred at 3.38 PM. Many Phuket residents reported they felt the earthquake and were afraid Tsunami might hit once again.

Residents and tourists in Satun, Trang, Krabi, Phuket, Phang Nga, and Ranong evacuated to the higher ground. Later on, Tsunami watch was in effect and 3-4 meter wave is predicted to hit Phuket at 4.48, an Phang Nga at 5pm, and Krabi at 5.58, causing Phuket International Airport to close and all flights to be cancelled. Report came later of an aftershock measured at 8.2 around 5.43 PM.

Somsak Khaosuwan, Director of National Disaster Warning Center, announced Tsunami warning to be lifted at 7.35 PM. No injuries or damage has been reported.



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