Tsunami

NASA is developing GPS-based Natural Hazard Warning Systems

GPSstation used by NASA to develop early warning system technology for disasters

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, in cooperation with Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, USA, is trying to upgrade GPS technologies to use them for early warning systems for hazards like earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather events.

Their success with local systems was presented by weather forecasters at NOAA National Weather Service Offices in San Diego. The presentation included tracking of real-time rain event and flash flood warnings.

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India: Building a tsunami early warning system

Multitemporal composite of radar satellite imagery

India is building a tsunami early warning system in the South China Sea, which is likely to be operational in the next 10 months, as The Economic Times reported.

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Thu, 17/10/2013 - 10:42

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26th International Tsunami Symposium

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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The 26th international tsunami symposium will include the three-day scientific session in Fethiye-Göcek (September 25-27) and an optional one-day technical tour and a special session in Rhodes Island (September 28).

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25/09/2013 to 28/09/2013

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Tsunami Risk: UN-SPIDER contributes to UNESCO-IOC guidelines

The coasts of Sri Lanka and India showing sediments left after a tsunami

With the support of UNESCAP, UNESCO-IOC is carrying out a project entitled: “Enhancing Tsunami Risk Assessment and Management, Strengthening Policy Support and Developing Guidelines for Tsunami Exercises in Indian Ocean Countries”.

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Geoinformation for Tsunami Risk Assessments

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Learning from Megadisasters: World Bank and Japan release Study

On March 11, 2011, a devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit Japan. Now the World Bank and the Government of Japan have launched a joint knowledge-sharing project called "Learning from Megadisasters". In the framework of this project, a study containing 32 thematic Knowledge Notes were published last week. They include six thematic clusters:

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Thu, 11/10/2012 - 08:30

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7.6 Earthquake strikes Costa Rica

The coast of Costa Rica was struck on 5 September 2012 at 08:42 a.m. local time by a major earthquake with the epicenter located in the Nicoya Península. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated a magnitude of 7.6. on the Richter scale. The epicenter is located very close to the surface, approximately in a depth of 10 kilometres.

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Thu, 06/09/2012 - 12:29

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Thu, 09/06/2012

ADRC: Booklet on space-based information for Tsunami Assessment

UN-SPIDER's Regional Support Office located in Japan, ADRC (Asian

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Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:17

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Indonesia to host major conference on disasters in Asia

The Indonesian government will host the Fifth Asian Ministerial Conference on

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Tue, 03/07/2012 - 09:45

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New research network for GPS monitoring of earthquakes

GPS devices can be a powerful tool to quickly pinpoint the location and magnitude of strong earthquakes. In order to improve the use of GPS in responding to major earthquakes, the new Real-time Earthquake Analysis for

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Wed, 02/05/2012 - 09:04

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Tsunami early warning systems in Indonesia pass the test

On 11 April 2012 a 8.6 magnitude earthquake occurred at 8.38 UTC, 437 km southwest of Banda Aceh in Indonesia and 33 km beneath the ocean floor, prompting a tsunami watch to be immediately issued for Australia, Bangladesh, Comoros, Crozet Islands, Diego Garcia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Kerguelen Islands, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion, Seychelles, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

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Thu, 12/04/2012 - 08:18
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