Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning System is a tsunami warning system set up to provide warning to inhabitants of nations bordering the Indian Ocean of approaching tsunamis. It was agreed to in a United Nations conference held in January 2005 in Kobe, Japan as an initial step towards an International Early Warning Programme. Nanometrics and RESULTS Marine Division delivered and successfully installed 17 Seismic VSAT stations with 2 Central Recording Station to provide the seismic event alert to the scientists through SMS and E-mail automatically within 2 min. The system became active in late June 2006 following the leadership of UNESCO. It consists of 25 seismographic stations relaying information to 26 national tsunami information centers, as well as three deep-ocean sensors. However, UNESCO warned that further coordination between governments and methods of relaying information from the centers to the civilians at risk are required to make the system effectiveshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 613399410X
  • 9786133994102