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Friday, 10 June, 2005

US Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre helping Indian Ocean region

While tsunami-affected nations of Indian Ocean region are working to create their own early warning systems, the US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) in Hawaii is providing interim coverage for this and other regions against the threat of tsunamis.
Until a few years ago, the PTWC was responsible for the Pacific Basin as a regional and long-distance tsunami warning center and for Hawaii as a local tsunami warning center, Director Charles Chip McCreery said.

"In the aftermath of the Indian Ocean event, we are serving as an interim warning center until a system can be put in place in the region," he said during a tour of the center by participants of international Asia Pacific All-Hazards Workshop in Hawaii being held from June 6-1 2.

"We're doing this in cooperation with the Japan Meteorological Agency, which is issuing bulletins for (tsunami-related) events in the Indian Ocean region." More than 175 people from 18 countries are attending the all-hazards workshop, sponsored by NOAA and the U.S. Trade and Development Agency and held in cooperation with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

(Source: Press Trust of India)
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Fri Jun 17, 12:32:00 AM IST