India to Take Part in Indian Ocean-Wide Tsunami Mock Drill (Download PDF)

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India is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide tsunami mock drill on 7 - 8 September and in this drill many different states peoples will be vacated, and this will be attended by approximately 23 Indian Ocean nations.

What are Tsunamis?

  • These are gaint waves caused by earthquake or volcanoes or volcanic eruption under sea.
  • Tsunami is a long, high sea wave caused by an earthquake or other disturbance.
Tsunami Mock Drill

Tsunami Mock Drill

  • During The Tsunami mock drill thousands of people (35000) will be evacuated from coastal areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala, Gujarat and Goa.
Areas of Tsunami Mock Drill
  • The mock drill would facilitate to emergency services and evaluating their state of readiness to handle tsunami-like emergency situations.
  • The mock drill is necessary to check the management system.
Mock Drill Management System

The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC)

  • Established in Indian national Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) .
  • (INCOIS) is capable to detecting of tsunami genic earthquakes in 10 minutes time of their occurrence.
  • ITEWC will provide 15 tsunami bulletins for the stakeholders through Email, Fax, SMS and Web.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2016

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