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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. However, the National Disaster Warning center said Thais should monitor the news after the string of 31 earthquakes, measuring magnitude 4.0 to 5.3, hit about 400 to 600 kilometers of the southwest coast over the last two days. The five southern provinces of Ranong,...

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. About 150 Norwegians gathered for a garden church service near Kata Beach to honor the 84 nationals who died when the tsunami struck Thailand's Andaman Sea coastline last year, killing 5,395. "Thailand is a warm country, sunshine, palm trees. But for some people it...

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. About 150 Norwegians gathered for a garden church service near Kata Beach to honor the 84 nationals who died when the tsunami struck Thailand's Andaman Sea coastline last year, killing 5,395. "Thailand is a warm country, sunshine, palm trees. But for some people it...

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. Start the alert and evacuation," Plodprasob Surasawadee, head of the National Disaster Warning Center, said in a message broadcast on all television networks. The warning was issued for six southern provinces hit by a deadly tsunami on...

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2005-01-02 11:00:01

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- 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. By the time killer waves crashed over southern Thailand last Sunday the entire 181 population of their fishing village had fled to a temple in the mountains of South Surin Island, English language Thai daily The Nation reported. "The elders told us...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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