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Better coordination needed in US tsunami warnings

(AP) -- The U.S. system to warn about giant waves has improved since the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004, but more work lies ahead, according to an analysis that noted at least one instance when alerts from centers in ...

Sep 17, 2010
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Keeping trains on track

Thousands of people around the world have died in train wrecks caused by natural disasters. In 2004, the tsunami in Southeast Asia derailed a Sri Lankan train, killing 1,700 people. But with modern advances, these tragedies ...

Jul 26, 2010
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NASA Demonstrates Tsunami Prediction System

(PhysOrg.com) -- A NASA-led research team has successfully demonstrated for the first time elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system that quickly and accurately assesses large earthquakes and estimates the size of ...

Jun 14, 2010
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Locating tsunami warning buoys

Australian researchers describe a mathematical model in the International Journal of Operational Research that can find the ten optimal sites at which tsunami detection buoys and sea-level monitors should be installed. The mo ...

Apr 28, 2010
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