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Big quake strikes
off coast of Indonesia

(CNN) -- A massive earthquake struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on Wednesday afternoon, triggering a tsunami alert for the Indian Ocean.
The quake struck about 434 kilometers southwest of Banda Aceh, the capital of Indonesia's Aceh province, and had a magnitude of 8.6, the U.S. Geological Survey said. It took place at a depth of 23 kilometers.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said it had issued a tsunami watch for the entire Indian Ocean, and the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency said it had put up a tsunami warning.
The areas most at risk of a tsunami are coastal areas of Aceh, particularly the island of Simeulue, Prih Harjadi, an official for the Indonesian agency said on Metro TV.
Massive quake strikes off coast of Indonesia Earthquake hits off Indonesia coast
He said that according to their calculations, it was possible that waves as high as 6 meters could hit Simeulue.
The power has gone out in Banda Aceh and residents are moving to higher ground, said Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency.
The extent of the damage is still being assessed.
The authorities in India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands have ordered people to move out of low-lying areas.
The region's chief secretary, Shakti Sinha, said that there are "a few hundred people" in the areas where the evacuation order had been issued.
In 2004, a 9.1-magnitude underwater earthquake struck off the coast of Sumatra, triggering a tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people in 14 countries. The majority of the deaths were in Indonesia, with Aceh bearing the brunt.
That quake took place 250 kilometers south-southeast of Banda Aceh at a depth of 30 kilometers.
The tsunami, which washed away entire communities, caused nearly $10 billion in damage and more casualties than any other tsunami in history, according to the United Nations.
Indonesia is on the so-called Ring of Fire, an arc of fault lines circling the Pacific Basin that is prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
The earthquake Wednesday comes just over year after a magnitude 9 quake off the northeast coast of Japan caused a devastating tsunami. The death toll from that disaster stands at about 15,850.

กรมทรัพยากรธรณี รายงานแผ่นดินไหว 8.9 ริกเตอร์ที่เกาะสุมาตรา ปชช.ในพื้นที่จ.ภูเก็ต พังงา รับรู้แรงสั่นสะเทือน
ศูนย์เตือนภัยพิบัติแห่งชาติ(ศภช.) 15.38 น.แผ่นดินไหวในทะเล 8.9 ริกเตอร์ บริเวณตอนเหนือของเกาะสุมาตรา ความลึก 10กม. จึงขอแจ้งเตือนภัยเพื่ออพยพไปที่ปลอดภัยโดยเร็วและติดตามข้อมูลเพิ่มเติมศูนย์ เตือนภัยพิบัติแห่งชาติ

ด้าน นายสมชาย ใบม่วง รองอธิบดีกรมอุตุนิยมวิทยา กล่าวว่า เมื่อเวลา 15.54 น. ขนาด 8.9 ริกเตอร์ ความแรงคำนวณได้ 8.6 ริกเตอร์ เหนือเกาะสุมาตรา ใกล้เคียงกับสึนามิที่เคยเกิดขึ้นทางภาคใต้ของไทย ขณะนี้กำลังเฝ้าระวังและติดตามอยู่

ซึ่งตามหลักเกณฑ์ถ้าเกิน 7.5 ริกเตอร์ ต้องระมัดระวังว่าจะเกิดสึนามิ อย่างไรก็ตาม ทางกระทรวงไอซีทีได้ประกาศพื้นที่เสี่ยงภัยและสั่งอพยพแล้ว

ไพบูลย์ นวลนิล นักวิชาการแผ่นดินไหววิทยา บอกให้ติดตามข่าวศูนย์เตือนภัยพิบัติใกล้ชิด เพราะมีโอกาสเกิดสึนามิ
พื้นที่ กทม.รับรู้ถึงการสั่นไหวที่ตึกวิทกิจ สูง 20 ชั้น สยามสแควร์ พนักงานวิ่งหนีตายอลม่านลงมาชั้นล่าง ล่าสุด(16.10น.)ยังสามารถรับแรงสั่นสะเทือนได้อยู่

เมื่อเวลา 16.16 น. ศูนย์เฝ้าระวังสึนามิ ออกประกาศเตือนสึนามิ ให้ประชาชนใกล้ชายฝั่งตะวันตก อพยบขึ้นที่สูง และอยู่ห่างฝั่ง

16:24 ดร.เสรี เผย เตือนสึนานิในภูเก็ตเเน่นอน 16.48 ความสูง 3-4 ม.
พังงา 17.00 ความสูง 3-4 ม.
กระบี่ 17.58 ความสูง 1-2 ม.


 


waiting Tsunami in PHuket Thailand at Kamala Top View time 17.00


 


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Tsunami in Phuket, Khaolak, Phi Phi Island and southern of Thailand

The 26 December tsunami was the worst natural disaster to ever strike Thailand, causing loss of life as well as major damage to property, the environment and the economy. The severe impact on the natural environment in turn had serious consequences on the fishing and tourism industries and, therefore, thousands of families' livelihoods. Below information shows the impact of the disaster, Thai Government and the UN response, recovery issues and progress and other useful information on the Tsunami 2004. Read More>>

TSUNAMI 2004 AND ITS IMPACT

The 26 December tsunami was the worst natural disaster to ever strike Thailand, causing loss of life as well as major damage to property, the environment and the economy. The severe impact on the natural environment in turn had serious consequences on the fishing and tourism industries and, therefore, thousands of families' livelihoods.

 

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Sunday 26 December 2004
(timings given for Khao Lak, Baan Nam Khem village)

07.58
Earthquake off west coast of Sumatra measured over 9 on the Richter Scale
09.35
Sea receded to 100 metres from the Andaman coast for about 5 minutes
09.38
Large wave strikes,2-3 metres high
09.43
First tsunami strikes-6-7 metres high
10.03
Second tsunami strikes-10 metres high
10.20
Third tsunami strikes, 5 metres high: causes hour long inundation
12.00
Sea level returns to normal

 

Description
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No. people killed 5,395
Bodies still unidentified 1,650
Children orphaned 
(loss of one or both parents)
1,480
Fishing boats destroyed or damaged 7,500
Houses destroyed or badly damaged 4,806
Thai Government assistance /compensation 
(as of 01 September 2005)
1.06 billion USD
(inc. budget contributions, Prime Minister's Office, bank credit)
UN emergency phase relief assistance 2.6 million USD
 
2004 Indian  Ocean earthquake
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The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated tsunamis that were among the deadliest disasters in modern history. At a magnitude of 9.0, it was the largest earthquake since the 9.2 magnitude Good Friday Earthquake off Alaska in 1964, and tied for fourth largest since 1900. More>>

 

Phuket'sTsunami News
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Christmas Quake 2004
Kills Thousands in South Asia.
The most powerful earthquake to hit anywhere in the last 40 years, measuring 9.0 in magnitude, created tidal waves Sunday in the Indian Ocean and killed at least 48,000 people in 11 countries. The quake occurred just south of the Andaman Islands...
Phuket open despite carnage
Patong Beach was devastated by the tsunami. Bangla Road, with its restaurants and nightlife, simply no longer exists. The Phuket Tourism Association (PTA) estimates that the area can be restored in two months....
Phang Nga's 50 Hotels and Beach Destroyed
It will be a long time before Phang Nga recovers from the Boxing Day Tsunami. Rubble is all that is left of most of the 50 or so hotels that lined this 18-mile stretch of beach just north of Phuket...
 
Tsunami Story
Faith in the Path of the Tsunami
By Nechemia Wilhelm
Somehow I survived the wave
By Sarah Blake in Bangkok, January 9, 2005
Tsunami Status Report Phuket
By  Scott Murray,Simon Hand &
Hayley Windsor, January 01,7,2005
IMPORTANT DATA
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In the event that you do find yourself near the coast when an earthquake hits, be aware of the following guidelines:

Move to higher ground
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A tsunami may be coming
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Go on foot.
If there is no high ground
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Stay away from the coast.
Later waves are often higher
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Waves may continue to arrive
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Listen to your radio for the
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