Disaster Events | VOL.13, ISSUE 76, January-February 2013 |

Andaman and Nicobar: A Challenge for Multi Hazard Risk Management

On April 11, 2012 the Andaman Islands were rocked again by an earthquake of 8.9 Richter magnitude. The siren for tsunami warning went off in Port Blair along with a TV broadcast. Around 1500 people were evacuated from low lying areas of Kamrota, Nancowry, Katchal, Car Nicobar and Great Nicobar islands. Forest staff at Indira Point were also evacuated and tsunami alerts were sent through radio and mobile phones to fishermen out in the seas. Yes, the situation is different...

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