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IMD to launch Impact-based Cyclone Warning System

The Director General of the Indian Meteorological Department Mrutunjay Mohapatra recently announced that the IMD is to launch “Impact based Cyclonic Warning Systems”. The system will help minimise economic losses and damages due to property in the intense weather system. About the new System The new system will provide district or location specific warnings. The ..

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O-SMART Scheme: Tsunami Early Warning Centre providing services to 25 Indian Ocean Countries

The Union Minister of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsha Vardhan recently provided a written reply in Rajya Sabha. According to his reply, the Indian tsunami early warning Centre is currently serving 25 Indian ocean countries. This is being implemented under the O-SMART scheme of Ministry of earth sciences. ..

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7.5 magnitude Earth Quake hits Russia; 0.3m high Tsunami Waves expected

On March 25, 2020, 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit northern Pacific. The quake was 37 miles deep and stuck the eastern Kuril Islands of Russia. Highlights The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned hazardous Tsunami waves n the coasts of the Kuril Islands. However, the waves are to be less than 30 centimetres in high. Kuril ..

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November 5: World Tsunami Awareness Day

On November 5th, every year the World Tsunami Day is marked by the United Nations. UN designated the day in 2015. The day will promote Target (d) of the Sendai Seven Campaign that focuses in reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services. Global Actions After 3 weeks of the deadly December ..

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The multi-nation tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” started in Indian Ocean

The major Indian ocean-wide tsunami mock exercise (drill) “IOWave18” has started from September 4, which is being organized by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The purpose of the 2-day exercise is to increase tsunami preparedness, evaluate response capabilities in each state and improve coordination throughout the region. It will also enhance tsunami preparedness ..

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