Indonesian earthquake tremors felt in Phuket

PHUKET: Phuket, Krabi and Phang Nga felt tremors of an earthquake that shook parts of Indonesia about 5am today.

The earthquake measured 6.5 on the Richter scale, occurring 377km away in the Indian Ocean near Aceh, North Sumatra. Several deaths were reported and dozens of people were hospitalized with injuries.

Many locals and expats in Phuket took to social media to express their fears. The National Disaster Warning Center (NDWC), however, announced that there would be “no tsunami effects for Phuket and Thailand”.

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