Departments Deny Andaman Sea Tsunami Rumors

Sunrise on Koh Lipe beach

Sunrise in Koh Lipe, a island in the Andaman Sea. Photo: Two Wandering Soles.

BANGKOK, July 7 (TNA) – The Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation and the Meteorological Department have confirmed that their tsunami warning system remained effective despite damaged tsunami-warning buoys.

Boontham Lertsukheekasem, director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, and Chomparee Chompurat, director-general of the Meteorological Department, on Wednesday held an urgent press conference in response to repeated quakes in the Andaman Sea, rumors about a tsunami threat to provinces facing the Andaman Sea and concerns among local people and tourists.

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