(20 April 2012) Due to the recent earthquakes that have occurred in Phuket lately, there are now a number of rumours going around the island. The most recent of these, being the whole island’s going to sink into the Andaman Sea. This wild rumour has apparently frightened many people living in Phuket.
The chief of geology said after hearing about this rumor “there is no possible way the island going to sink. The base of the island is very wide and the physical geology is granite, therefore, it is impossible for the island to sink.”
The Chief also stated that due to the Thailand’s physical geology and what with Thailand being situated far away from the joint in the earth plates, although we can’t be sure about the size of an earthquake occurring in Thailand, the chances that it will cause the collapse of buildings are really low.