Apr 162012

WORD ON PHUKET EARTHQUAKES & TSUNAMIS: A 5.6 magnitude earthquake off the north coast of Sumatra was felt in Phuket at 16.46, Monday April 16, 2012.

A tsunami watch is underway. However, no tsunami warning has been issued.

People all over Phuket have reported feeling a short jolt, which seemed to briefly raise the ground and rattled windows.

However, a Krabi resident reported not feeling anything.

The quake occurred at a depth of between 2 and 5 km, making it actually appear stronger than the 8.6 quakein the same area on April 11.


The Phuket Department of Disaster Prevention & Mitigation is monitoring the situation.

Mobile phone networks are once again jammed.