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There was a lot of online chatter yesterday which was claiming there had been a small tsunami along the western shores of Phuket. The posts were correlating a king tide (unusually high tide) in Phuket, that was at its highest at 1.27pm (Sunday afternoon), some rough seas and a strong south-westerly swell in the Andaman Sea and Phang Nga Bay, and a small earthquake in northern Sumatra earlier on Sunday morning.  Some online posts of a flooded road in Kalim were describing it as a ‘tsunami’, as waves washed onto the low-lying road heading into Patong.  SCREENSHOT: Newshak Phuket There […]

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I'm sure I read a few weeks ago that phukets Tsunami warning system was in need of repair, that's not too reassuring as we live near the coastline, among many locals, in what can only be described, as makeshift housing

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And I was just walking on that structure a little over 2 weeks ago with my 2 kids. Must have been as some strong waves and current to do that.

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1 hour ago, HolyCowCm said:

And I was just walking on that structure a little over 2 weeks ago with my 2 kids. Must have been as some strong waves and current to do that.

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Nah Thai built meant to break.😆

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