[LINK] Re: Tsunami Warnings all about politics and cooperation
lannet at lannet.com.au
Fri Jun 17 14:26:35 EST 2005
...and the risk of tsunami in Canberra is...?
I think that with the airport elevation at 1888' it would be a _big_
tsunami accompanied by massive global warming :)
Tom Worthington wrote:
> I wrote Mon, 24 Jan 2005 10:44:07 +1100:
>> Perhaps we should bypass the usual approach and build an Internet
>> style, Internet based warning system? ...
> I now get Tsunami warnings on my phone.
> I noticed that my e-mail provider had added an SMS alert option, so I
> configured it to send Tsunami warnings to my phone. I can then look at
> the full bulletin using the phone's web interface. The Tsunami bulletins
> are formatted for telex (text with no graphics) and so display well on a
> Each warning has to go from the Pacific Center in Hawaii to the UNESCO
> Interim Indian Ocean system, to my mail host, to the phone company and
> then the phone. But on a good day all that should take less than a minute.
> The catch with this is that every time there is a earthquake in the
> Pacific or Indian oceans I will get an SMS message (and charged 25 cents
> for it). Looking up the bulletin on the web to see where it is costs
> about another 30 cents.
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