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Tsunami warning soon in all vulnerable areas

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GIS-based 3D protocol to have improved warning procedures

Union Minister for Science and Technology and Earth Sciences Harsh Vardhan has said that the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) will soon extend its GIS-based 3D protocol on tsunami warning to all vulnerable areas in the country with new methodologies and improved warning procedures.

The protocol is in place for Cuddalore and Nagapattinam of Tamil Nadu, and 3D mapping will be ready for the rest of the tsunami-prone areas too.

At the inaugural session of a national workshop on “Indian tsunami early-warning system: progress, challenges and future road map” organised here on Friday to commemorate 10 years of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Dr. Harsh Vardhan said details of every person living in vulnerable areas would be mapped. The pilot project in Cuddalore and Nagapattinam would be extended to other areas.

Hailing the efficacy of the system developed by INCOIS, he said it did not issue even one false warning during the seven years of its existence, even when advanced countries such as Japan had issued several false alerts.

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