Tsunami early warning system could be up in six months
From The Irrawaddy On-Line (scroll down the page linked to)
Plans for a tsunami early warning system for 27 Indian Ocean countries were agreed during a meeting in Mauritius in early May. Several western and Asian countries, including the United States, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Norway, Australia, China and India, have agreed to provide funding for the US $5.5 system, which is expected to be operational within six months. The warning system will transmit information on tsunamis from two stations in Tokyo, Japan and Hawaii, USA. The Indian Ocean countries will also be provided with tsunami expertise, according to Laura Kong, director of the Pacific Tsunami Early Warning System.See also this page on Planet Ark, which reports on Indonesia's plans for an early warning system.