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Understanding tsunami warning systems

Paton, Douglas, Rossiter, Katelyn, Buergelt, Petra T., Johnston, David and Anderson, Sarah (2015). Understanding tsunami warning systems. Melbourne, Vic., Australia: Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

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Author Paton, Douglas
Rossiter, Katelyn
Buergelt, Petra T.
Johnston, David
Anderson, Sarah
Title of Report Understanding tsunami warning systems
Parent Publication Hazard Note Issue 11
Publication Date 2015
Publisher Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Place of Publication Melbourne, Vic., Australia
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End Page 4
Total Pages 4
Abstract The eastern Australian coastline faces some 8000km of active tectonic plate boundary that is capable of generating a tsunami that
could reach Australia in two to four hours. This makes it imperative that coastal communities understand and can respond effectively to the Australian Tsunami Warning System. Activation of this warning system could result in warning times ranging from 90 minutes to three hours. Warning times of these durations could leave insufficient time for people to implement their emergency plan (e.g., to prepare their property, plan an evacuation etc.) on receipt of a warning. This project is researching key aspects of community response capability.
Additional Notes This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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