World-First Tsunami Warning System in Australiaon August 22, 2011 at 4:27 am
Scientists in Geoscience Australia will activate the country’s highly advanced tsunami warning system in upcoming months which will allow scientists to make accurate predictions on both when tsunami’s may happen and on where they may hit.
According to scientists, it is a world-first system, the first seismic array designed to enable authorities to make accurate predictions on tsunamis. The system being installed in the red dust of the Pilbara region in Western Australia will monitor earthquakes that occur around the Indian Ocean and along the Indonesian archipelago. The seismic array is a network of interconnected seismographs that measure and record the force and duration of earthquakes. They are arranged in a geometric pattern to increase sensitivity to events underground.