Phuket’s Tsunami-Warning System Still Operative

2004 Tsunami in Phuket

2004 Tsunami in Phuket. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

BANGKOK, July 7 (TNA) – Authorities in Phuket insist its tsunami-warning system remains operative and is tested on Wednesdays.

In response to people’s concern after about 30 recent earthquakes in the Andaman Sea 400-500 kilometers from Phuket, Udomporn Kan, disaster prevention and mitigation chief of Phuket, said there were 19 tsunami-warming towers around Phuket and they were tested with the playbacks of the national anthem at 8am on Wednesdays. The tests proved that the towers were operative, he said.

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