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Natural Disasters Hit Thailand – Earthquakes – Flooding – Drought – Cold » Thai Guide To Thailand

Thailand is reeling from a series of natural disasters. Earthquakes, Floods, Drought and unseasonal Cold Weather are testing Thailand’s resources to the limit.

Still shaken by the recent earthquake that occurred on the border of Myanmar and Thailand which was felt as far away as Bangkok, recent reports now indicate that there were also earthquakes in Chiang Mai, which is located on a minor fault line, albeit of a lower magnitude, which were at first thought to be after shocks from the major 6.8 earthquake.

Parts of the South of Thailand, which has many of Thailand’s major holiday resorts,are now under water with severe flooding caused by several days of heavy rainfall. Many tourists are stranded on the island Koh Samui with all flights suspended and ferry services stopped. Rail services in the South have also been severely disrupted. In some parts of the South, flood waters have risen to 3 meters. Meanwhile in Thailand’s North East, there is a severe drought and in Northern Thailand, temperatures have fallen to as low as 5°C at Doi Inthanon near Chiang Mai.

Thailand Flooding

The Year of the Rabbit, which was expected to usher in a period of calm and tranquility after the tempestuous Year of the Tiger, has started disastrously for Thailand. 2011 is threatening to turn the “Land of Smiles” into the “Country of grin and bear It” with the only good news being that Thailand has no active volcanoes, at least not yet.

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