article on tsunami warning system

Hawaii and Tsunami Warnings: How Can We Do This Better?

Every time Hawaii issues a tsunami warning, it’s an "all or nothing" evacuation.

From Waianae to Hawaii Kai, everyone who lives within a potential tsunami inundation zone heads for the hills — or the other side of the evacuation line, at least.

But federal scientists have developed new tsunami forecasting models that can accurately predict where a wave will hit, and where it will flood. They’ve also designed new buoys that could help the tsunami warning center fill the gaps in its net.

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