Coastal evacuation orders issued for Krabi, Phuket, Pang Nga, Trang and Ranong.
Phuket Airport closed due to tsunami concern; Navy sends 15 ships to help with coastal evacuation; locals report of seawater level receding. (TAN Network)
Phuket airport temporarily closed. THAI cancels TG217 flight (4.50 pm) to Phuket. Other THAI flights to Phuket have returned. (Tulsathit via Twitter)
Hope those in thailand could help to upload updates regarding the situation. This could help travelers and their family members in taking precaution and plan out their itinerary. My prayers goes out to those affected in the evacuation. Hopefully all will be safe and fine.
We're here, and watching the news closely. There are at least a dozen threads about this spread across the various Thailand forums.
Reports say that a large tsunami is unlikely because of the nature of this particular earthquake.
See the latest and constantly updating information at the Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System at www.gdacs.org/Earthquakes/report.aspx…
and latest media reports at www.gdacs.org/media.aspx…
These appear to show the alerts are precautionary rather than a prediction of a tsunami actually affecting Andaman Coast. Certianly hope so.
People in Phuket, Krabi, Ranong, Phangnga, Trang and Satun were earlier ordered to move to higher ground because of a possible tsunami, disaster prevention officials said.
Phuket airport closed: straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/S…
Powerful aftershocks were felt:
8.2-magnitude aftershock hits off Sumatra island, new tsunami warning issued.
A witness reports seeing sea water at Simeulue Island, near epicentre of Aceh quake, receding by about 10 metres.
Seas off the Thai Andaman coast remain normal so far.
Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the warning for Thailand and a number of other countries.
A 10 centimetre tsunami wave has been generated by the earth quake and hit Koh Miang off Phang Nga..directer of Thailands National Disaster Warning Centre has reported on t.v..Danish Red Cross report a 5 metre Tsunami has hit Aceh..(Source:politiken.dk)