Phuket Officials Confirm NO Tsunami Warning After Warning Sound From Towers

Phuket –

Phuket officials have confirmed that there is NO tsunami warning after a warning sound came from tsunami warning towers in Kamala and Cherng Talay at the same time as an earthquake on Sumatra Island in Indonesia.

The director of the Southwest Meteorological Office Mr. Weera Samalee told the Phuket Express on Thursday (April 27th). “People might be worried about the warning sound as it was at the same time of an earthquake reported on Sumatra Island at 4.8 richters. However, there is NO tsunami warning from an earthquake.”

The Head of the Phuket Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM) Mr. Udomphon Kan told the Phuket Express. “Tsunami warning sounds came from tsunami warning towers in Kamala and Cherng Talay at 3:43 A.M..”

“However, there is NO warning from tsunami buoys or warnings from earthquakes that can cause tsunamis. The sound warning is from the local area. Technicians are checking those warning towers to find the cause of the sound,” Mr. Udomphon added.

The sound reportedly alarmed many residents and locals, waking some from their sleep this morning.


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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.