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Are Tsunamis Detecable

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Yes! Tsunamis are detectable after an invetion created about 35 years ago, where 24 countries around the Pacific set up the Pacific Tsunami Warning System. A group of seismic monitoring stations and a network of tide gauges are used for detection. The biggest problem with this system is that it is difficult to predict how large and destructive the resulting waves will be.  Scientists are currently working on better predictive tools.
When you hear a tsunami warning, move at once to higher ground and stay there until local authorities say it is safe to return home.


As Illistrated in the picture you can see a Tsunami detector that has been placed into the ocean.



By: Robbie & Colin                 SNC 2D1 2005-06 GR.10