Tsunami Monitoring News

  • Tsunami warning

    The warnings apply to the East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel and Banks Peninsula. The warning was issued at noon today and advised people in affected areas to stay out of the water, off beaches and shore areas and not to go sightseeing. Unusually strong currents and unpredictable water flows near the shore could be expected in the affected areas, MCDEM said. Further information and ...

  • Caribbean region needs a tsunami warning centre

    Caribbean countries urgently need a regional tsunami warning centre to protect their densely populated coastlines, according to an article in Science today. There has been significant effort over the past six years to improve tsunami preparedness, but more funds and research are needed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Obayashi, TOA and MBE to Begin Construction of Vertical Telescopic Breakwater at Shimotsu Harbor, Wakayama

    Obayashi Corporation, TOA Corporation and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Bridge & Steel Structures Engineering Co., Ltd. (MBE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI), will begin construction of Vertical Telescopic Breakwater (VTB), a buoyancy-driven vertical piling breakwater, in the harbor at Shimotsu in Wakayama Prefecture. Construction is scheduled to begin in ...

  • Tsunami forecast models `too simple`, say researchers

    Tsunami forecasting could be significantly improved if the computer models used to predict wave behaviour were to incorporate data on the waves' complex behaviour as they come into shore and break, according to researchers. Writing in a themed issue of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Indian Ocean nations to test UN-backed tsunami warning system

    Eighteen countries around the Indian Ocean Rim will participate in a United Nations-backed tsunami exercise on 14 October to coincide with World Disaster Reduction Day, the first time that the warning system set up following the devastating disaster that struck the region in 2004 will be tested. The exercise takes place in the wake of the tsunami that killed more than 100 people in Samoa last ...


    By United Nations

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