Tsunami Warning System

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Tsunami Warning System

Countries IOTWS Protect

How are Tsunamis Caused -Tsunamis are caused by a sudden plate movement called a transformation this means that one plates is pushed up or the two plates rub against each other either way the movement causes a big displacement of water which makes a tsunami. the waves start out unnoticeble in deep water before gathering height when getting closer to shore. The transformation/ earthquake has to be of 6 magnitude or more to trigger a tsunami another cause of a tsunami is a volcano.

Tsunami Warning Systems

Warnings SystemsIn many of the indian ocean countries siren towers are being put up also they are creating their own tsunami detection centres. then once the tsunami is detected warnings will go out in the form of TV and radio broardcasts, loudspeaking police cars, sirens, SMS messages, mosque speakers.

How does the IOTWS moniter information about tsunamis?It moniters information using 25 seismagraphic stations giving information to 26 national information centres as well as 6 deep-ocean assesment and reporting tsunami buoys. then national goverments puts out warnings to the people at risk.instruments that also help detect tsunamis are pressure recorders and tide gauges What are the Enviromental Impacts of a TsunamiAnimals are often killed and vegitation has a salt water attack on it also major floods can occur. a tsunami can also affect sea life which results in human deaths as when a tsunami comes all the water goes out to sea leaving fish resting on the beach so the fishermen went out to catch them before the tsunami came in. Plus nuclear power leaks like in Japan.What are the Social Impacts of a Tsunamithousands of people die every time a tsunami strikes and there is massive destruction of houses and buildings which leaves a lot of debris there can also be disease outbreak and infections due to cuts from the debris.there can also be orphans due to death tollHow Effective have IOTWS been in Reducing these Impactsthe IOTWS has been a resonably succesful organisation has reduced the death toill but still loads of people lives are claimed by this lethal natural disaster whatever we do to try and save them. Other Warning Systems In china a ball falls out a dragons mouth in the direction of the way the tsunami is coming from.

The IOTWS is an organisation to protect countries that have have borders on the indian ocean in case of a tsunami. the countries protected by this organisation are:Australia, Bangladesh, British Indian Ocean Territory, Comoros, Djibouti, France - Reunion, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand,Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Yemen


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