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Saturday, 24 September, 2005

India to have tsunami warning system by 2005

The country has approved setting up a tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean at a cost of Rs 125 crore, a former official of the Ocean Development department said on Friday.India has decided to set up the Indian Ocean Global Ocean Observation System (IO-GOOS) connecting all seismic stations to share tsunami related information, former Secretary of the department Dr Harsh K Gupta said. Pointing out that it was essential to record occurrence of a tsunami, Gupta told an international seminar on 'Natural Hazards - Disaster Mitigation' that sensors would be planted at the bottom of the Indian Ocean by September 2007. Read More ....

Source: Press Trust India via HindustanTimes
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