Harris Corporation's Maritime Technology and Services to Aid Ne...

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MELBOURNE, FL/NICOSIA CYPRUS, March 24, 2010 - Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, is providing communications technology, engineering services and operations support for a new offshore sensor system to help detect and provide early warnings of tsunamis in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Read more
Lady from Cyprus

Cyprus

#1 Mar 28, 2010
This system sounds great and is needed in the Eastern Med,because of the high threat of earthquakes in the region.
Apart from all the technical information and stating there would only be one hour (if that)warning.
How would people be warned?
Would each town and beach area along the coast have to have sirens?
They don't mention how this information would be conveyed to the public.
Its a long way to the mountains!
Rachel

UK

#2 Mar 28, 2010
Lady from Cyprus wrote:
This system sounds great and is needed in the Eastern Med,because of the high threat of earthquakes in the region.
Apart from all the technical information and stating there would only be one hour (if that)warning.
How would people be warned?
Would each town and beach area along the coast have to have sirens?
They don't mention how this information would be conveyed to the public.
Its a long way to the mountains!
As you will see from the attached website link Tsunamis are very common in the Med, most at risk are Turkey and Greece, with a 20m (huge) Tsunami hitting Amoergos 50 or so years ago. Cyprus seems to get off quite lightly.

To your great advantage, the Paphos coastline is relatively well protected unless you live right on the coast or down near the airport end. The land slopes up to the foothills so that areas even a few meters inland are relatively well protected.

http://www.tsunami-alarm-system.com/en/phenom...

R
Lady from Cyprus

Cyprus

#3 Mar 28, 2010
Rachel wrote:
<quoted text>
As you will see from the attached website link Tsunamis are very common in the Med, most at risk are Turkey and Greece, with a 20m (huge) Tsunami hitting Amoergos 50 or so years ago. Cyprus seems to get off quite lightly.
To your great advantage, the Paphos coastline is relatively well protected unless you live right on the coast or down near the airport end. The land slopes up to the foothills so that areas even a few meters inland are relatively well protected.
http://www.tsunami-alarm-system.com/en/phenom...
R
Interesting website.Relaying the message to your mobile for a fee will not be taken up by the majority of people.
I would have thought the Government could have it linked to Cyta our Telecommunication system, then relayed to all mobile phone users.
I suppose its all down to making money.
Rachel

UK

#4 Mar 28, 2010
Lady from Cyprus wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting website.Relaying the message to your mobile for a fee will not be taken up by the majority of people.
I would have thought the Government could have it linked to Cyta our Telecommunication system, then relayed to all mobile phone users.
I suppose its all down to making money.
That would be a little difficult to do, the mobile network can only handle a relatively small amount of calls or texts in relation to the actual amount of phones in circulation. Hence the Annual destruction of the worlds mobile phone network at New Year. If the network tried to send everyone a message at the same time it would crash in a spectacular fashion. It could be configured to send blocks of messages users at the same time, but by the time it got half way through them, their phones may have gotten a little wet.

Perhaps the fee idea is a good one, or perhaps the Paphos authorities could mine the wreck of the MV Demetrios (off Cholrakas), and blow it up to warn Paphos of an impending Tsunami..........

R

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