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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Tsunami Earthquake Warnings

Published: August 11, 2012


By Jessica Ilyse Smith


Tsunami Warning Information


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Hear about a new tsunami detection warning system.

A tsunami earthquake is a rare kind of earthquake that causes deadly tsunamis despite its small magnitude. They are difficult to detect, but scientists have developed a new system that can identify these earthquakes and warn coastal communities within minutes. Andrew Newman, a geophysics professor at Georgia Tech, tells host Bruce Gellerman about this dangerous breed of earthquakes.

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