Earthquake

There was an 8.3 earthquake in Indonesia on Wednesday while I was in Singapore and Robbie in Phuket. Our office building swayed for about four minutes and we were all evacuated down 12 flights of stairs. Quite a scary experience. Then the worst news came in about a possible Tsunami hitting Phuket.
Robbie got all his guests up a big hill and there they waited listening to the distant sounds of the Tsunami warning sirens along the beach.
It was the not-knowing that was the worst.. They said ‘if’ a wave does hit Phuket it will hit at 6:18pm (this was at 5:30) so you can only imagine how that felt.

In the end the water only rose 30cm, something to do with the earth plates under the sea moving vertically not horizontally meaning no volume of water was displaced like in the 2004 Boxing Day flood.

They evacuated the airport on Phuket so Robbie missed his flight home, but Air Asia got him on the 12 o clock the following day, thank God.

We are now in Hua Hin Hilton for Thai New Year until Monday and this holiday could not have come at a better time. So grateful.

Here some pics of my Singapore office evac and Robbies hill on Phuket

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