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2013-05-17 10:59:24

Researchers have shown that, by using global positioning systems (GPS) to measure ground deformation caused by a large underwater earthquake, they can provide accurate warning of the resulting tsunami in just a few minutes after the earthquake onset. For the devastating Japan 2011 event, the team reveals that the analysis of the GPS data and issue of a detailed tsunami alert would have taken no more than three minutes. The results are published on 17 May in Natural Hazards and Earth System...

2010-12-23 17:59:23

Technical setup of the early warning sysem completed Six years after the tsunami disaster of 26/12/2004, the set-up of the German-Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System for the Indian Ocean (GITEWS) has been completed. The project ends on 31 March 2011. After that, Indonesia accepts the sole responsibility for the overall system. "The innovative technical approach of GITEWS is based on a combination of different sensors, whose central element is a fast and precise detection and analysis of...

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2005-09-10 09:42:00

HONOLULU (AP) -- University of Hawaii scientists want to study how local residents and authorities would respond to the state's tsunami siren warning system in the event a killer wave was approaching the islands. The study aims to identify the best way to educate residents about official warnings and teach them about natural signs preceding a tsunami, such as earthquakes and extreme tidal changes. Emergency management officials have "overrated" the public's level of preparedness and...