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Forget snow in Thailand - but you might need to worry about a tsunami, expert

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18 hours ago, Borzandy said:

Another Thai expert..

thais know nothing regarding Geography .....it never is taught in schools....so I have been told

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12 hours ago, wakeupplease said:

Judging by what I have seen Thais do in the UK when we have a bit of snow they have fun and play in it for hours so if it arrives it will be fun for awhile and many will enjoy it. Much better than the kids playing with cardboard cut outs that's for sure.

My daughter lives near Montpellier SW France, where snow is a rare occurrance. I rmember her telling me many years ago that a sudden snowfall caused havoc in the area. This was because young drivers with 10 years experience hadn't seen or dealt with snow before. Apparently the local Carrefour car park resembled a 'demolition derby', and the chaos took hours to clear up.

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4 hours ago, Blackheart1916 said:

Learn to swim, see you down in Arizona Bay...

I want to go down to the sea again

to the sea and sun and sky

I left my shoes and socks there

I wonder if they're dry

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7 hours ago, Basil B said:

If there were a tsunami triggered by an earth quake or volcano that headed for the mouth of the Gulf and hit it square on it would get amplified as it headed for Bangkok, even only a few meters at the mouth of the gulf but due to the funnel shape of the gulf could easily be many times that by the time it hit Pattaya and Hua Hin and even worse by the time it hit Bangkok 

 

Incorrect. The Tsunami would have to hit from the south-east in that case. So it would have to be triggered in Borneo and there is no volcanic activity there.

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19 hours ago, asiamaster said:

Impossible. Even if a tsunami would be triggered in along the Philippines  fault line it would only hit  the southernmost part of Thailand. Take a long hard look at a map...

Huh?  I think smedley was using that as an example of the damage a tsunsami could cause NOT that a tsunami in Japan was going to affect Thailand.

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But Thailand is forewarned as they have this early warning system, gifted to them after their 2004 Boxing Day disaster? :whistling:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ironic comment.

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On 1/10/2018 at 5:05 AM, worgeordie said:

No worries about  tsunamis if you live in the North,

but we have had earthquakes,I did not know they

made a noise,but a few years ago we had quite a

bad one,at first i did not realise what was happening,

it sounded just like a jetliner trying to land on the roof.

 

regards worgeordie

On Christmas Day in CM the year after the tsunami, there was a quake.  If I remember rightly it was 5.4.  My bed is one of those enormous Thai beds.  It is so heavy that I can't even lift the mattress to make the bed.  Well that bed moved!!!

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14 minutes ago, Gillyflower said:

On Christmas Day in CM the year after the tsunami, there was a quake.  If I remember rightly it was 5.4.  My bed is one of those enormous Thai beds.  It is so heavy that I can't even lift the mattress to make the bed.  Well that bed moved!!!

"Well that bed moved!!!"

 

Wow - who was the lucky girl/s? :smile:

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3 hours ago, tinca tinca said:

thais know nothing regarding Geography .....it never is taught in schools....so I have been told

Maybe but they know about plate tectonics, which is taught together with pole dancing, because the two subjects are closely related...

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A tsunami in the gulf is virtually impossible.  The fault lines are so far away that by the time it reached the gulf it would be no more than a ripple.  

There is a tsunami warning tower in Hua Hin which is ridiculous.  A few years ago the local population was warned to move out of HH due to a tsunami approaching.  The warnings were given over the TV and radio and broadcast in the schools.  It turned out that a (respected) monk had had a dream!!

Very easy to make Thais believe anything.

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16 hours ago, wazzupnow said:

i think chiang mai is safe no??

Chiang Mai , not too sure about C/M , should be safe in Chiang Rai though.

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4 hours ago, soalbundy said:

I want to go down to the sea again

to the sea and sun and sky

I left my shoes and socks there

I wonder if they're dry

Yes , thank you Spike Milligan.

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12 hours ago, janclaes47 said:

Tell that to The Nation

 

You think that The Nation was reporting that Bangkok was flooded?  Really?  A few sois were flooded, that does not mean that Bangkok was flooded as some posters are trying to assert.

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