C-Hamzeh, don't worry, Bangkok is fine, but I would avoid going to Phuket. Sumui is fine also. One of the must beautiful islands in the world, Phi Phi, was just decimated. 2,000 dead. I didn't even know it was big enough to accommodate that many people.
My 14th floor apartment in the center of Bangkok was shaking during the earthquake. I thought it was just a small earth tremor until I turned on CNN. Oh my, the west coast got it bad.
It's hard for me to imagine that I felt an earthquake over 1000km's away. This kind of thing doesn't happen here.
There is a seven year old boy in the hospital where I work. He had been floating out at sea for 24 hours, clinging onto bits of debris and bodies. The bodies where that of his mother and father.