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Southern Thailand evacuated after Indonesian earthquake
www.chinaview.cn 2005-03-28 01:50:23

    BANGKOK, March 29 (Xinhuanet) -- Residents living in Thailand's southern coastal areas are being evacuated early Tuesday morning, a precaution against possible tsunami attacks following a strong earthquake in Indonesia.

    The evacuation is being carried out in the coastal areas and low lands in the kingdom's six southern provinces hit by tsunami on Dec. 26 last year, reported the local iTV.

    An earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale occurred in Indonesia's Sumatra Island at 23:09 p.m. Monday night. The strong seism was felt in southern Thailand, where several tourist hot sites are located.

    The wave of earthquake was also felt in the capital Bangkok, which lies more than 1,000 kilometers away from the center of the earthquake. People living in Bangkok's high-rises reported sway of building lasting for some five minutes. Enditem

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