Thailand will begin to draw up evacuation plans for provinces along its southern coastline after waves of underwater tremors struck the region last week.Over in Perlis, Malaysia, the state government has put its Fire and Rescue Department on extra alert. From The Star:
"The situation is worrying and we want to alert local authorities and people so that they can prepare for an evacuation"if a big quake strikes, Smith Dharmasarojana, the head of the National Committee on Natural Disaster Warning, was quoted by Bangkok Post as saying Monday.
Kangar Station operations officer Zaharul Amin Ahmad said they received instructions from the department’s state director Pauzan Ahmad to ensure that firemen were on standby to handle any emergency.Here's a map showing the series of recent earthquakes in the Andaman region.
He said the Thai government had alerted those staying along the coast to be on the alert after detecting some changes in the sea currents.