[LINK] Canberra Emergency Warnings About Factory Fire

Alex (Maxious) Sadleir maxious at gmail.com
Fri Sep 16 08:37:35 AEST 2011

I got the test message a while back but not today. Perhaps they are
using a list of subscribers and a commercial SMS gateway. The Japanese
earthquake warning system (which is naturally very time and location
sensitive) uses the SMS Cell Broadcast technique for it's mobile phone

Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Simon Corbell is saying on
the radio right now (8.30am) that there is a "performance report" for
any activation of the emergency alert system and he will be receiving
that this afternoon.

On Fri, Sep 16, 2011 at 8:24 AM, Tom Worthington
<tom.worthington at tomw.net.au> wrote:
> At 4:10pm 16 September 2011, the Emergency Alert system was used to
> issue a message to advise "residents within a 10 kilometre radius to
> remain indoors until further notice": http://www.emergencyalert.gov.au/
> Unfortunately I did not receive the message, although my mobile phone is
> registered within the danger zone. The system was last tested, 7 June
> 2011:
> http://www.esa.act.gov.au/ESAWebsite/content_esa/media_page/2011_media_releases/2011___009_esa_to_test_telephone_warning_system.pdf

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