Thais, a land of rice paddies and rice fields, has one of the highest rates of death from earthquakes.
A recent report by the National Disaster Management Authority said the number of people killed in such disasters had doubled since 2006.
Here, we share tips for preparedness.
Thai cuisine is often described as a combination of seafood and sweet and sour dishes, and is made from rice and sweetened condensed milk.
It is served in a soup made with coconut milk, a staple ingredient in Thailand.
It can be served in soups and stews, or in rice-bread pudding.
It is said to have many health benefits.
A study by researchers at the University of Thailand in 2016 found that, compared with traditional Thai food, there was no significant difference in death rates.
But many Thais do not like it, as its taste can be bitter and sometimes, they say, they think its too spicy.
There are a number of popular recipes for Thai curry, such as Thai coconut curry and Thai sweet curry.
You can also buy it on the street, or buy it in shops and restaurants.
Thais traditionally make their curry using coconut milk.