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Indonesia earthquake and tsunami: Failed early warning systems?

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Text by Douglas HERBERT

Latest update : 2018-10-04

The failure of early-warning detection systems to function adequately, coupled with a lack of public education about disaster response, likely compounded the magnitude of deaths and injuries in the wake of Indonesia’s earthquake and tsunami.

Date created : 2018-10-04

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