Tags : Coastal


Erosion devours 22 per cent of Thai coastline

Thailand’s 2,600-km coastline has suffered serious erosion, losing 79,000 rai of land, or 22 per cent, in the past 30 years, Chulalongkorn University scholar Thanawat Jarupongsakul said Monday. Thanawat, head of the CU Unit for Disaster and Land Information Studies, said the damage resulted from stronger and bigger waves triggered by climate change, while upstream […]Read More


Flash floods hit Thailand’s southern provinces

RANONG, June 6 – Several southern provinces have been hit by flash floods, triggered by heavy rain with one death reported in a storm-related road accident in the Andaman coastal province of Krabi. Flooding in Ranong extends to five districts with no sign of abating while more flash floods and rains continue. Read more: MCOTRead More


Andaman coast threatened by erosions

BANGKOK, 11 May 2012 (NNT) – Several popular beaches along the Andaman coast might become things of the past if nothing is done to prevent coastal erosions. Chief of the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources project to draft preventive plans against coastal erosions along the Andaman Coast Phayom Rattanamani said that at least 40 […]Read More


Coastal development destroying reefs off phuket

Massive land development in Phuket province will be strictly controlled by environmental regulations after findings that large amounts of sediment caused by construction has destroyed a large area of coral reefs and marine ecosystems. Over 250 square kilometres of coral reef surrounding Phuket’s Tang Khen Beach had been covered by a massive amount of sediment […]Read More


Japan Pauses to Remember on Disaster’s First Anniversary

Japan collectively paused Sunday afternoon to remember the disaster that struck one year ago and the nearly 20,000 dead or missing. A magnitude 9.0 quake struck off the country’s northeastern coast, unleashing a tsunami at heights not seen in centuries, Coastal areas of many communities were washed out to sea. The disaster also caused the […]Read More


Tremor hits Phang Nga, no damage reported

PHUKET: Coastal residents of Takuapa District in Phang Nga were put on alert this morning following a minor earthquake. The event turned out to be a localized tremor that caused no damage, not the effects of a larger event further away like the tsunami-causing quake that devastated Phuket and the entire Andaman coastline in 2004. […]Read More


Southern Thailand may be hit by tsunami in five years

Some 2,000 people in Ranong listened to Dr Smith Dhammasaroj’s forecast yesterday that the South would suffer another tsunami in five years. Smith chairs the Foundation of National Disaster Warning Council. The nongovernmental organisation hosted the seminar at Tinidee Ranong Hotel yesterday to promote knowledge about disaster management as well as create a disaster warning […]Read More


Warning of heavy rain in Southern Thailand

The Meteorological Department of Thailand on Friday afternoon issued a warning for people in eastern coastal provinces of the South to prepare for widespread scattered rain with heavy falls in some areas and the danger of floods from today to January 1. The department said the northeastern monsoon is now prevailing over the Gulf of […]Read More