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There will be a tsunami evacuation drill in Phuket’s Thalang district on July 20 after a number of underwater earthquakes off the Nicobar Islands, some 500 kilometres away, increased local residents’ fears of a possible tsunami. Phuket tsunami 506 kilometres away from Thailand’s Andaman coast, the Andaman and Nicobar islands were continuously hit by 4.0 to 4.9 magnitude underwater earthquakes for three days. Starting on July 4 at 6am and continuing until this morning, July 6, there were more than 40 tremors. None of these caused any damage or changes to the sea water levels. People who live in Thailand’s coastal […]

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And the out of the blue before everything was made working and shiny again, it hit on the ides of July. Game over once more.

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Good idea, considering the Tsunami warning buoys are floating around somewhere lost at sea.

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Does the Phuket  have an operating  tsunami warning system? Last time I was in Phuket  a few years ago, the system was  not in working order. Did they fix it?   

When they have this drill, does this mean the tuk tuk mobsters can charge tsunami escape fares?

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I guess the assumption is nothing will happen for at least a couple weeks.  I hope they're right...

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I have lived in Naiyang for over 12 years , evacuated to Tesco Thalang on the last tsunami warning in 2012.  Since then our warning towers  in this area are tested hap hazzard,.  Yes we had a test on Wednesday yippee it works amazing but on a regular basis never.  It takes a scare to put things in operation again.  I am afraid Phuket and the rest of Thailand are good at putting things in place but maintaing those things is another matter.  Just look at the traffic light time indicators .  Safety first ....no safety last ....l can say no more

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JULY 20 tsunami drill -- don't think I would like to be arriving by air that day thank you. 

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Just been there. No information or warning about the risk or to stay away from the beach. The escape route don't work in time, buoys don't work. Luckily it doesn't happens again. 

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