Ep.39 THE NEXT TSUNAMI: ARE WE PREPARED FOR IT?
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"First on air 2 April 2022 "

Scientifically, a tsunami is a series of enormous waves created by an underwater disturbance, usually associated with earthquakes occurring below or near the ocean, which was the primary force behind 90 percent of the world’s tsunamis. However, tsunami may also be the result of volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, coastal rock falls or even a large asteroid impacting the ocean, as these phenomena can create significant disturbances to the ocean that have enough force to move massive water toward the shores at the speed of jet aircraft. Thailand last experienced a dreadful Indian Ocean tsunami on 26 December 2004, when more than 5,000 people were killed in the country and around 3,000 people were still missing. A key study shows that there is a chance that tsunami will occur and hit Andaman coast once every 600 to 1,000 years. Although it seems very unlikely that tsunami will return to Thailand’s shores soon, it is wiser to get ready for the next tidal waves no matter how slim the chance. Discussing the issues of tsunami in this episode are Prof. Dr. Santi Pailoplee of Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, and Sakda Phanrangsi, a local disaster management volunteer at Ban Nam Khem, Takua Pa district, Phang Nga province, who is a survivor of the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004.