28 June 2021 to 2 July 2021
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Monitoring Tsunami Treat for Suriname?

1 Jul 2021, 09:00


e-Poster T5.2 - Experience with and Possible Additional Contributions to Issues of Global Concern such as Disaster Risk Mitigation, Climate Change Studies and Sustainable Development Goals T5.2 e-poster session


Mr Mohamed Firozali Amierali (Meteorologische Dienst Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname)


In the last 500 years, more than 75 tsunamis have been documented in the Caribbean and the adjacent regions. Since 1842, 3446 deaths associated with tsunamis have been reported. On August 21 2018, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred just off the northern coast of Venezuela and caused tremors in several nearby countries. A tsunami was not expected, nonetheless the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an Tsunami wave alert along coastlines. Disaster mitigation is a top priority and the CTBTO is currently contributing data from almost 40 of its monitoring stations to regional and national tsunami warning centers. The data can enhance the ability of the centers to identify potential tsunami-generated earthquakes and provide vulnerable communities with faster warnings so that they can evacuate. The Suriname NDC is receiving seismic data from the CTBT International Data Center and is using these data and other information to monitor earthquakes that can generate a tsunami in our region. The SnT conferences is therefore a highly appreciated and important event for the NDCs. The conferences also provide an essential contribution to the CTBT treaty verification monitoring activities.

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Mr Mohamed Firozali Amierali (Meteorologische Dienst Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname)

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