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Exactly experienced on San Sabai in Patong as your rapid account describes!
Posted by ssresident on April 16, 2012 17:11
All useful informations about worldwide earthquake.
Posted by Whistle-Blower on April 16, 2012 17:23
What would we do without Phuketwan? I've searched USGS and other earthquake reporting sites and NOTHING shows. This quake certainly rattled our house this afternoon and made me jump. I'm located in Thalang.
Posted by agogohome on April 16, 2012 17:37
Hey agogohome, I had two big plateglass windows shatter, now that was a big shakey up? Wow and i was not making passionate love to someone? Blow me what a shaker and a wake up call, Phuket be on standby.
Posted by Robin on April 16, 2012 18:01
Just found this:
Posted by Singha Gold on April 16, 2012 18:09
Sorry, Singha Gold, you've lost us. This is mostly unhelpful. Please get your facts straight at earthquake-report.com. We have a very hard time believing you. You make too many assumptions. And we are not a newspaper . . .
Once again, only PW has any English language information available.
Posted by Steve C. on April 16, 2012 18:34
Phuketwan has already told readers we won't be around in the current form next year unless we obtain greater support. At least we know we will be missed.
OH PW you will surley be missed. Then there will be no more decent news channel. Only the ones who are too scared to report anything. So we will be monitoring the bom bom habits of the African honey bee on the island.
Posted by Robin on April 16, 2012 18:52
Why you don't make a classifieds page on your site.
Posted by wilson on April 16, 2012 21:53
Classifieds will eventually be free online everywhere, wilson. But thanks for the thought.
Another two big shakers at 23:02 and 23:03. Got everybody mobile in Srisoonthorn now.
Posted by Robin on April 16, 2012 23:05
Do you know where the Thalang quake is recorded please? e.g. Is there a website which shows a map of the epicentre? The USGS website shows all earthquakes globally (at least I thought so) but does not show any quake in Phuket yesterday. Could it be that the Thalang quake was in fact a strong reverberation caused by the 5.3 in Indonesia? Just wondering. Thanks.
Posted by kel on April 17, 2012 04:29
@ kel, the USGS only shows earthquakes with a magnitude of >6.0. I got aftershocks at 02.03. The Phuket Dragon is just shifting body weight. I hope other folks' damages were minimal? Take care but do not scare.
Posted by Robin on April 17, 2012 06:42
According to the USGS, the epicentre was at Ko Yao, not Phuket. Magnitude was 3.9
Posted by Mike on April 17, 2012 08:34
Highly likely that the USGS is imprecise and not always accurate with smaller earthquakes and their locations. Believe what you like.
"Phuket Earthquake Centred in Central Phuket, Say Experts"
Posted by 7 on April 17, 2012 13:44
Life is filled with conflicting opinions, 7. I suggest you learn to live with it. Whether the earthquake was centred in Thalang or somewhere in the region of ''the Malay Peninsula, Thailand'' hardly matters. As long as you know which way is up, you'll know which way to run. Don't let details and petty disagreements spoil your life.
@Kel - I have put up a blog with Google map of epicentre and links to relevant websites. Initially the USGS site was not showing the earthquake at all, however today it is showing as Koh Yao - don't know why! Here is link to blog http://abitabouttheweather.blogspot.com/
Posted by Dawn in Phuket on April 17, 2012 17:43
Just seen on TV that it is highly likely that the quake was at Koh Yao NOT Talang as Koh Yao is on the fault whereas Talang is not.
Posted by Dawn in Phuket on April 17, 2012 17:47
The USGS allows a 24 kilometre margin in any direction from an epicentre and considers that accurate enough. The Thais prefer to know exactly where earthquake epicentres are in Thailand. We reckon they know.
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