Tsunami’s Legacy: Quest for Early Warning – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Thursday, December 25, 2014

BANGKOK—The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami revealed an urgent need for an adequate warning system. Tens of thousands of people had little idea of what was heading their way on the morning of Dec. 26.

A decade later, the region has made progress, leaving behind on the ramshackle methods once used to alert coastal residents of risks from undersea earthquakes—though communities in close range still may not have enough time to evacuate, and…


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