UPDATE: Phuket Governor orders continued monitoring after tremor felt from earthquake on Sumatra Island

Phuket –

The Phuket Governor has ordered close monitoring after earthquakes were reported on Sumatra Island with tremors felt in Phuket but no damages were reported.

Our previous story:

An earthquake was reported in the morning on September 24th on Sumatra Island with tremors felt in Phuket, Phang Nga, and Songkhla. No damage was immediately reported.

The Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew immediatedly ordered local authorities to check on any damages. The initial assessment showed that no damage was reported in Phuket. Only one area reported tremors which was in Mueang Phuket district with some residents reporting slight tremors and shakes.

However, the Phuket Governor has ordered relevant authorities to keep close monitoring on the incident and inform residents and tourists to not panic.


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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.