Phuket Governor orders relevant agencies to keep close eye on oceanic earthquake situation

Phuket –

The Phuket Governor has ordered relevant officials to stay updated and keep a close eye on oceanic earthquake situations.

Our previous stories:

The Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation chief has confirmed that seawater rising at high tide this week causing flooded roads and storm damage were not related to earthquakes.

The Royal Thai Navy based in Phuket and Phang Nga is closely monitoring the situation after more than 30 small earthquakes off Nicobar Island were reported since yesterday (July 5th).

The Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew yesterday (July 6th) has ordered relevant officials especially the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Phuket Office to closely keep an eye on the recent oceanic earthquake situation. Any important updates should be communicated to Phuket residents immediately.

However, the Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Chief Mr. Udomphon Karn has still confirmed that strong and high waves across the island are not connected to the oceanic earthquakes but is only a part of the current monsoon season.

The Phuket Express notes it is unclear exactly how he has confirmed this.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.