Thailand faces monsoons, rainstorms, and earthquakes


BANGKOK, 9 June 2014 – Three provinces in different parts of Thailand have recently been affected by a monsoon, a rainstorm, and an earthquake. 

Thousands of dead crabs were mysteriously washed ashore at Pa Lai Beach in Phuket province on June 8th due to monsoon winds. The phenomenon has prevented a lot of fishermen from sailing into the Andaman Sea as the wave was reportedly strong all day long.

In Phitsanulok Province, a heavy rainstorm and gusty winds have destroyed roofs of several homes in a local village. Damages were estimated to be at around 50,000 baht. Local authorities are set to deliver remedial measures to help residents affected by the storm.

Meanwhile, a 1.9 magnitude aftershock was detected at Mae Suai district, Chiang Rai province at 9:35 PM on June 8th. Another 2.3 magnitude aftershock followed two hours later in Mae Lao District.

However, these aftershocks were believed to have occurred due to an earthquake in Myanmar Province measuring 5.3 on the Richter Scale, rather than the one that struck Chiang Rai on May 5th. The quake in Myanmar was about 195 kilometers away from Mae Hong Son Province.