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Japan launched a satellite-based alert system Friday that will instantly send warnings of tsunamis and updates on volcanic activity to help speed evacuations, an emergency official said.
Researchers are hoping to develop a network of ocean-floor and mobile sensors that would help detect tsunamis in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - A 5.9 magnitude earthquake struck eastern Indonesia in the Banda sea area on Tuesday, an official at the national earthquake center said, but there were no reports of damage or a tsunami. "There was a quake in Banda sea at 10:05 a.m.
TOKYO (Reuters) - A moderate earthquake jolted Tokyo and its vicinity on Sunday afternoon, causing buildings in the capital to shake, but no tsunami warning was issued and there were no immediate reports of damage.
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.
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.0 jolted northern Japan on Sunday, public broadcaster NHK said. The quake occurred at 11:29.
Indian Ocean nations agreed on Friday to share real-time seismic data, despite some security sensitivities, and to set up seven regional tsunami warning centers instead of one.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Disaster early warning towers will be in place across southeast Asia in time for the first anniversary of the Dec. 26 Indian Ocean tsunami that killed more than 200,000 people, the United Nations said Friday.
The tiny wave generated by a major undersea earthquake off the far Northern California coast last month revealed large gaps in how ready communities hugging the Pacific shoreline are for a true tsunami threat.
Tsunami experts could not understand why Monday's forceful earthquake off Indonesia failed to produce massive waves similar to those generated by the Dec. 26 quake that killed at least 175,000 people in the same region.
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