Friday, January 05, 2007

"NOAA Increases Tsunami Warning Capability for the Most Threatened Parts of the United States"

NOAA 2006-R279
Contact: Theresa Eisenman
NOAA News Releases 2006

NOAA announced today the deployment of six new Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunami (DART) stations in the southwest Pacific. The new stations provide increased lead time for tsunami detection to the U.S. coastal areas at most risk of tsunamis traveling long distances, including the coastlines of Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California.
“We have drastically improved our tsunami detection and warning capability since the Indian Ocean tsunami two years ago,” said retired Navy Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Ph.D., under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator. “These buoys are the latest achievement in an ongoing effort to increase the tsunami program at home and abroad.”"