The magnitude 7.8 earthquake was about 17.9 km deep on Monday.

south east of turkey

bordering on Syria

More than 5,000 people have been killed and nearly 20,000 injured, making it the worst quake in the South Atlantic in a year and five months, according to the US Geological Survey.

While the World Health Organization

It is expected that the death toll may increase 8 times more.

In the midst of the cold, filled with ruins of residential buildings.

has collapsed

This area has not experienced a large earthquake for more than 200 years, making it not fully prepared.

Although Turkey sits on the Anatolian Fault.

Connecting the African and Arabian tectonic plates are at risk of earthquakes in the world, and in 1999, an earthquake occurred in the province of Dussehra.

northern turkey

More than 17,000 people died.

Lessons from strong earthquakes in many parts of the world before

And the latest bad luck fell on Turkey.

Once again countless times have to go back and see the readiness of Thailand.

If there is a big earthquake, will it be able to cope with it or not?

Because earthquakes don't kill people.

But collapsed buildings are the cause of most deaths.

This means that various building structures

must be strong enough according to engineering principles

Currently, Thailand has a Ministerial Regulation of the Interior.

Determine the weight, resistance, durability of the building.

And the ground that supports the building to withstand the vibration of the 2021 earthquake, covering more earthquake-prone areas in the country, totaling 43 provinces according to the current situation

Because the intensity of an earthquake depends on geography.

Shallow or deep

and structure of the building

According to the statement of "Assoc.

and Chairman of the Building Disaster Management Working Group, Council of Engineers

In addition, the statistics of earthquakes 25,000 years ago, no one knows when an earthquake will occur.

and repeat earthquake data

Science cannot be accurate in warning.

Because the friction and shifting of the tectonic plates accumulate energy, at some point it releases energy causing earthquakes.

Afraid that in the future an earthquake may have a magnitude greater than 10 and hope that Thailand will not occur.

“The earthquake that just happened was very scary.

Saddened by the events in Turkey and Syria.

It is a country located along the Ring of Fire fault in the Pacific Ocean.

until there were many deaths

May increase 2-3 thousand bodies, which Thailand is located along the fault lines of the earth's crust

It connects to the Sagaing Fault in Burma.

and has a large fault line towards Japan

connects to New Zealand, Indonesia, and connects to the fault in California, USA when it fractures.

or subduction of the Earth's crust

There will be an accumulation of energy until an earthquake occurs in one area.

even though the land is far apart.”

Another damage from the 2014 earthquake in Mae Lao District, Chiang Rai Province.

In the past, Thailand had a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on May 5, 2014 in the area of ​​Mae Lao District, Chiang Rai Province, but fortunately there were not many residential houses.

cause not much damage

And on April 22, 1983, an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurred in Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Province, which was in the Si Sawat Fault.

in the west

and has shaken the Bangkok area

Therefore, the building must be designed to be able to withstand the vibration of an earthquake.

This led to the issuance of the first ministerial regulations in 1997 and 2007 until the latest in 2021, from originally covering only areas that may be affected at a high level in the areas of Kanchanaburi, Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Tak, Nan, Phayao, Phrae, Mae Hong Son, Lampang, Lamphun, a total of 10 provinces and adding another 2 provinces. namely Sukhothai and Uttaradit, including 12 provinces, until increasing the moderately affected area, totaling 17 provinces, including Bangkok and its vicinity, and there are 14 other provinces with surveillance areas.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred in Mae Lao District, Chiang Rai Province.

“I'm quite confident that Thailand can proceed with the legal issues with buildings.

To support the vibration of the earthquake because 15 years ago, people were awakened from the 2004 tsunami, since the method of building steel.

strengthen the building

It is calculated based on whether the soil surface is soft or hard.

And the Council of Engineers has set a course to focus on earthquakes.

must be learned at the bachelor's level

and organize training periodically

Let every university across the country take action.

As for the area of ​​Bangkok and its vicinity, it is the soft soil area.

but not located in the fault line

cause less impact

There were tall buildings shaking but not violently.

from a distant earthquake

in the area of ​​Si Sawat District, Kanchanaburi Province from the Si Sawat Fault

or an earthquake in Myanmar

from the Sakaeng Fault

and earthquakes in the north

and from Laos.