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No tsunami threat to India: NIO

12 March 2011

PANJIM: “There is no tsunami threat to India and the Goan and Konkan coastline from the earthquake in Japan as there are significant numbers of land mass above the sea that break these waves and do not allow it to propagate far” says Dr. Satish Shetye, Director, National Institute of Oceanography.

Lifting the lid off the mystery whether Goa’s coastline is well monitored against a possible tsunami eventuality. Dr. Shetye explains “Tsunamis are not monitored by satellites but by sea-level monitoring stations installed at each and every port in India as well as a few open sea locations. It is these stations that register the changing wave pattern – height, drift and speed to ascertain if these giant waves are a threat.”…..

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Written by csirindia

March 12, 2011 at 10:26 am

Posted in NIO

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