News: 3 buoys enough to detect tsunami

NST, 19 Aug 2013

PORT KLANG — The three tsunami warning buoys placed at three locations off the Malaysian coastline are sufficient to monitor and detect any tsunami threat

Science, Technology and Innovation Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Mohamad Diah said the buoys in Rondo Island (Indonesia); Pulau Layang-Layang (Sabah); and, Pulau Sipadan (Sabah) had benefited those living along the country’s coastal stretches which were prone to the tsunami threat.

“For the time being, three buoys are sufficient to detect tsunami warning as Malaysia is sharing data on tsunami alert with other regional countries,” he told reporters before witnessing the departure of the tsunami buoy deployment mission for Pulau Layang-layang here today.

The tsunami buoy project, among the main components of the National Tsunami Early Warning Systems (SAATNM), was implemented by the government as an early warning system, following the catastrophic tsunami tragedy of Dec 26, 2004, to alert the meteorological authorities, in the event of an earthquake in nearby regions. – Bernama

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