Indonesian tsunami sensors missed huge waves, warning lifted 34 minutes after being issued

Original article by – Page: Online : 1-Oct-18

Indonesia’s geophysics agency BKMG has been criticised for lifting a tsunami warning only 30 minutes after it was issued. Hundreds of people were killed after the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was hit by a major earthquake and subsequent huge waves on 28 September, with the death toll expected to rise as more bodies are discovered. It is not certain whether the tsunami occurred before or after the warning was lifted, while the closest tidal sensor to where the tsunami hit measured only modest changes to wave levels. More than 800 people died in the disaster.


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