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2006-03-11 03:11:08

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A series of moderate earthquakes has shaken the floor of the Andaman Sea off the southern coast of Thailand, although there is no immediate risk of a tsunami, disaster officials said on Saturday.

2005-12-24 17:32:58

By Darren Schuettler PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - Tsunami survivors and relatives of the dead laid wreaths and prayed on the Thai island of Phuket on Saturday as they began marking the first anniversary of the disaster.

2005-12-24 09:49:19

By Darren Schuettler PHUKET, Thailand (Reuters) - Tsunami survivors and relatives of the dead laid wreaths and prayed on the Thai island of Phuket on Saturday as they began marking the first anniversary of the disaster.

2005-07-24 12:24:39

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand issued a tsunami alert on Sunday and ordered thousands of people living along the Andaman Sea coastline to evacuate after a major earthquake struck off India's eastern coast. "There is a possibility that a tsunami can happen.

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2005-01-02 11:00:01

Knowledge of the ocean and its currents passed down from generation to generation of a group of Thai fishermen known as the Morgan sea gypsies saved an entire village from the Asian tsunami, a newspaper said Saturday.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.