A swarm of 31 earthquakes in the Andaman sea has caused the Thai National Disaster Warning Center to put the Andaman Islands on earthquake alert. The center is concerned that the earthquake swarm could indicate an impending underwater volcanic eruption of the kind that led to the tsunami that swept the area in December, 2004.
People living along the coast and fishermen are potentially in danger and are being warned to be on the lookout for the following signs of an underwater quake: changes in the ocean surface, including color and number of bubbles, and a smell of sulfur.
Let’s pray that the catastrophe of Christmas 2004 does not occur again.
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