Thailand deemed safe from a serious land earthquake
Fault lines are scattered around the country, but are not a major problem. Experts say a future catastrophe is more likely to be generated way off the western coast by the Sunda, Burma and India plates
A frightening scenario of hundreds of buildings crashing down and tsunami surges devastating vast areas of Thailand is unlikely, experts say, even though numerous fault lines criss-cross the country.
NOT THE END OF THE WORLD: Residents enjoy an outing organised by Phuket provincial authorities to boost people’s confidence in public safety following a recent earthquake and rumours that the island would sink yesterday. PHOTO: ACHADTAYA CHUENNIRAN
Thailand, they believe, faces a low risk of major damage from an earthquake. The main problem is fear itself based on ignorance, which was abundant recently in Phuket where residents have suffered tremors for two weeks.
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