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Tsunami Warnings Now Faster, More Accurate
3/12/2011

CWmike writes "As the deadly tsunami rise by Friday's massive seismicity off the coast of Japan headed toward the United States, scientists at NOAA's Center for Tsunami probing tracked its improve in real-time. Dozens of deep-ocean tsunami-monitoring sensors more than three miles beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean picked up leak on the silent swell of water and genealogical it by way of a cohort to the Pacific Marine environmental monitoring direction Laboratory in Seattle, Wash. here, scientists crunched the data and quickly grown-up real-time predictions about how and when the tsunami would reach select locations in Hawaii, Alaska and the US west coast. The models predicted the wave arrival time, estimated wave height and the likely extent of inundation for about 50 communities likely to be affected."



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