Tsunami detection buoy deployed
"The warning system and the deployment of DART-2 (Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis) gives us a good start of being able to detect quickly if a tsunami occurs."
- Curtis Barrett, NOAA spokesperson
Phuket, Thailand - A launching ceremony was being held on Friday in Phuket, Thailand for the deployment of the first tsunami detection buoy in the Indian Ocean.
The project, funded jointly by the US and Thailand, will allow all countries in the network simultaneously receive information from the buoy if they are connected to its telecommunications network.