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Tsunami alert declared for southern Thailand

 

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A tsunami alert has been declared for six southern Thai provinces following two earthquakes in the Indian Ocean.

 

Thailand's Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation issued the alert on Saturday night for the provinces of Ranong, Phuket, Phang Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun.

 

According to the US Geological Survey, two tremors with the 5.0 and 5.2 magnitude occurred near the Andaman Islands in the Indian Ocean at 6:29 p.m. and 6:34 p.m local time.

 

The tremors took place approximately 634 kilometres from Phuket, the alert said. 

 

Officials have been ordered to closely monitor the situation over the next 24 hours. 

 

The alert gave the following contact details for the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation:

 

Email: [email protected]


Phone: 0-2399-4114 

 

Source: Thai Rath

 

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Mag 5.0 and 5.2. They are idiots with no idea what they are talking about.

They clearly don't teach about logarithmic scale measurements in the Thai education system

 

If they did they would realise that a 5 to 5.2 releases about 1/1,000,000th of the energy of the 2004 mag 9.1.

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11 minutes ago, Reigntax said:

Mag 5.0 and 5.2. They are idiots with no idea what they are talking about.

They clearly don't teach about logarithmic scale measurements in the Thai education system

 

If they did they would realise that a 5 to 5.2 releases about 1/1,000,000th of the energy of the 2004 mag 9.1.

Yep, if only everyone was as clever as you. Far better to not be cautious at all and do nothing (and get criticized on here for it). 

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31 minutes ago, josephbloggs said:

Yep, if only everyone was as clever as you. Far better to not be cautious at all and do nothing (and get criticized on here for it). 

 

Except that if a warning was issued every time for a 5.0 mag quake it would be a few times a day.

Sort of defeats the purpose and would soon be ignored.

 

Ever heard of a tsunami from a mag 5. More likely to get one from a puffer fish fart.

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1 hour ago, Reigntax said:

Mag 5.0 and 5.2. They are idiots with no idea what they are talking about.

They clearly don't teach about logarithmic scale measurements in the Thai education system

 

If they did they would realise that a 5 to 5.2 releases about 1/1,000,000th of the energy of the 2004 mag 9.1.

They study logarithms in grade 11 (M 5.), but obviously not taught that  5 to 5.2 quake would cause barely a ripple, if anything. I wouldn't expect students to know that, but certainly, the so-called experts should. 

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1 hour ago, TEFLKrabi said:

I thought it was down to displacement rather rather the magnitude?

A combination I would think. Sometimes the experts struggle to explain Tsunamis. The one in Indonesia was definitely a combination and more local, the tragic one in 2004 was of far higher magnitude and affected many countries.

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