tsunami warning system
Replies: 18 - Last Post: Sep 10, 2012 1:31 AM Last Post By: surfboy
Sep 8, 2012 10:54 PM
Sep 9, 2012 5:18 AM
16Will it happen again? Already has, many times. There have been numerous undersea earthquakes in many different areas in SEA. The big question is where and when, not if it will happen again. Depends on where the next big one will hit, if its deep underwater and located well offsshore then a warning system will give maybe a few hours warning. If it happen close to shore as just recently in the PI then the waves hit a few minutes after the quake. No early warning sytsm will help. You will be dead before you hear it, so no need to worry..
Sep 9, 2012 8:49 PM
17Having been through the 2004 one and then being in Khao Lak again for the warning this April...
The system works. The alarms were loud and the announcements were clear. They even beat my GDACS warning system alert (google it) by 2 minutes. Everyone helped each other, the evacuation was orderly and calm. Everyone in the hotels and resorts were cared for and assisted as needed.
All boats were notified and kept abreast of the real information instead of rumors.
The only problems we encountered were tourists over-reacting and doing unwise things - like running straight into the jungle in just flipflops, shorts and no water.
Sep 10, 2012 1:31 AM
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