Will be traveling to Phuket in 1 week
Yes. Well there is no risk of Tsunami from the Japanese quake at least. Check http://journals.worldnomads.com/safetyhub/country/211/Thailand for other precautions about Thailand and enjoy your trip. It's a wonderful country. over 9 years ago
Phuket is some 5000 kms from the epicentre of the Japan quake, so no effect would have been detected. As for the tsunami, Phuket is on the western side of the Malay peninsula and is protected from the Pacific ocean by significant land masses.
A couple of facts to ease your mind. The tsunami from Japan reached all the way to the west coast of the USA in 12 hours, so it's a matter of hours not days to travel a very large distance. The tsunami reached the northern Pacific coast of New Zealand, but was just 40 cms high by the time it got there.
But remember, there's a tectonic plate much closer to Phuket, the one which caused the devastating 2004 Boxing day tsunami.
There's a network of sirens up and down the coast, if you hear the sirens going off, head for higher ground. In many cases that will be a substantial concrete building like a hotel. Make your way up to at least the 2nd storey. over 9 years ago
Would Phuket be affected after the 6.9 magnitude quake in Thailand near Burma? over 9 years agoAnswered by Kay via WorldNomads.com