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23 Aug 2017 description

The main purpose of the Working Group is to improve tsunami warning and mitigation services and information sharing for the PICT’s.

The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)- Pacific Tsunami Warning Systems (PTWS) Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICT’s) has successfully completed its 5th regional meeting that was held in Honiara, Solomon Islands from the 7th to the 9th of August.

08 Aug 2017 description

7 August 2017 - The inhabitants of the Honduran municipality of Omoa, in the department of Cortés, participated last Friday in a full scale tsunami evacuation drill, to perfect their knowledge in issues of Early Warning Systems (EWS).

08 Aug 2017 description

Durante los últimos meses las instituciones del Comité de Emergencia Municipal de Omoa (CODEM) y las comunidades cercanas a la costa en este municipio, participaron en un proceso de preparación para la respuesta ante eventos de tsunami y la implementación del Sistema de Alerta Temprana (SAT), el cual incluyó la capacitación a las instituciones, la formulación de procedimientos operativos estándar, la elaboración del mapa de inundación por potenciales tsunamis, la determinación de las rutas de evacuación de la población.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Asia-Pacific region is one of the most disaster-prone areas in the world, with frequently occurring natural disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, tropical storms, flooding, landslides and volcanic eruptions affecting millions of people every year.

04 Aug 2017 description

The Minister of Climate Change launched in its compound the 9 Port Vila Tsunami Sirens on the 3rd of August 2017. The government of Japan through the World Bank funded the 3-year project known as Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (MDRR) that aims to identify urban hazard areas in Vanuatu and strengthen resources to increase preparedness toward Tsunami events. The launching event, marking the MDRR project completion, was attended by NGOS, Private Sectors, The Lord Mayor, Shefa Province Representative, Ministry of Climate Change staff and other government officers.

31 Jul 2017 description

By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat Thepgumpanat

BANGKOK, July 31 (Reuters) - Up to 80 percent of Thailand's tsunami warning system needs maintenance work, the deputy director-general of its disaster prevention department said on Monday, more than a decade after the region was hit by a tsunami that killed 226,000 people.

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29 Jul 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

WRITER: KORNCHANOK RAKSASERI

Up to 80% of tsunami and disaster warning system equipment nationwide is now out of order, warns the deputy director-general of the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (DDPM).

The department aims to fix all of the equipment in the six Andaman coastal provinces by the end of October, said deputy director-general Kobchai Boonyaorana.

25 Jul 2017 description

Tsunami warning sirens around the Vanuatu capital of Port Vila will be tested for the first time this week.

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21 Jul 2017 description

SITUATION

  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M and 10 km depth occurred in the Aegean Sea near the south-west of Turkey and north-east of Kos island (Greece) on 20 July at 22.31 UTC. The epicenter was located in the sea between Turkey and Kos island.

20 Jul 2017 description

Port Moresby, July 17, 2017 – Five schools in tsunami-prone regions in Papua New Guinea (PNG) will benefit from a new tsunami preparedness project developed under the leadership of the National Disaster Centre (NDC).

Schools in the provinces and regions of Manus, East New Britain, East Sepik, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, and Milne Bay will be chosen, based on the high risk and exposure to tsunami hazards facing communities in those parts of the country

18 Jul 2017 description

El Secretario Presidencial para Asuntos de Vulnerabilidad y Director General de Protección Civil, Jorge Meléndez en el marco del Plan Dipecho para Centroamérica, denominado: Construyendo comunidades resilientes y Sistemas de Alerta de Tsunami integrados en Centroamérica inauguró el Taller para la Formulación Procedimientos Operativos Estándar Municipales para fortalecer el Sistema de Alerta Temprana ante tsunami en el municipio de La Libertad.

13 Jul 2017 description

Los tsunamis son una realidad en la costa salvadoreña y su potencial destructivo no debe priorizarse por su baja frecuencia de ocurrencia sino por su grado de amenaza y de vulnerabilidad para una gestión adecuada del riesgo. Evaluar la peligrosidad y el riesgo de tsunamis, implementar medidas de mitigación y preparación de la población en materia de prevención y la operación de un Sistema de Alerta de Tsunamis, son los elementos básicos para reducir la pérdida de vidas humanas y daños en bienes materiales.

10 Jul 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On Jan. 28, 2017, a 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the western region of the Solomon Islands, leaving houses destroyed and affecting Salesian programs. Earthquakes of such magnitude are common in the region, which sits on what is known as the Pacific “Ring of Fire,” a hot spot for seismic activity due to friction between tectonic plates. In Nila (Shortland Islands), the Salesian kindergarten and local water system were completely destroyed. Salesian missionaries are currently seeking funding to rebuild their programs and help the local community.

09 Jul 2017 description

1. Situación y contexto histórico.

1.1. Situación

27 Jun 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

PARIS, 27 June 2017 – Early warning technology is vital to save lives if a tsunami strikes, but public awareness of how to react is the critical factor, according to experts at an international meeting.

“Exposed communities need tsunami literacy,” Mr. Andi Eka Sakya of Indonesia’s BMKG Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysical Agency told the assembly of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO).

16 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Peru

10:30. Lima, jun. 16. Gracias a un proyecto ejecutado por Predes y Oxfam, diferentes municipios de Lima Metropolitana desarrollarán protocolos de actuación para afrontar la escasez de agua, saneamiento e higiene en situaciones de emergencia como un sismo de magnitud o un terremoto.

Voceros del Centro de Estudios y Prevención de Desastres (Predes) y Oxfam indicaron que, en el marco del proyecto, será necesario conformar equipos de asesoramientos a los distritos para la formulación de sus protocolos, seguimiento y asesoramiento.

15 Jun 2017 description
report Government of Peru

Durante taller se realizará simulacro de sismo

11:39. Lima, jun. 15. El Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Capacitación de Telecomunicaciones (Inictel) de la Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (UNI) organiza un taller regional en Pisco, región Ica, donde mostrará los beneficios del uso de las tecnologías para mitigar el impacto de los sismo y tsunami.

14 Jun 2017 description

New IDB study estimates potential impact on cities and people in low-elevation coastal zones

BELIZE CITY, Belize – A new study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) estimates that 4.2 million people in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) in the Caribbean and in the Pacific are living in areas that are prone to flooding due to rising sea levels.

12 Jun 2017 description

The two Samoas are trying to work out an agreement to address their divergence in tsunami warning systems.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International