Planning n Mitigation | VOL. 13, ISSUE 79, July-August 2013 |

Rewiring the Tsunami Early Warning System

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning System (ITEWS) can successfully issue timely and accurate warnings. However, the 2011 earthquake in Japan and 2012 in Northern Sumatra once again emphasised the limitations in traditional approaches that necessitate improvements. Thus the Earth System Science Organisation (ESSO) has initiated improvements in the ITEWS that includes establishment of co-located broadband, GPS and strong motion sensors for measuring displacements and ground accelerations in real-time. The Indian mainland and islands are located in a zone of significant...

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