Posted by: africanpressorganization | 9 January 2009

South Africa / International Seismological Association’s General Assembly will be held in Cape Town in January 2009

 

South Africa / International Seismological Association’s General Assembly will be held in Cape Town in January 2009

 

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, January 9, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — When will the next tsunami strike? What can be done to give faster warning, and save more lives? Those questions and more are the focus of the International Seismological Association’s General Assembly, coming for the first time to Africa in Cape Town in January 2009.

 An extensive programme will address topics ranging from Mining Seismology to Earthquake Prediction, with Tsunami Early-Warning high on the agenda.  Since the tsunami destruction in Indonesia and other countries in December 2004, seismological sensors (seismographs) have been installed — and national early warning systems implemented — in countries around the Indian Ocean. South Africa has played a leading role in this process. The further extension and refinement of this Indian Ocean Tsunami Early Warning System is a top priority of the conference. Many countries around the Indian Ocean live with the threat of devastating tsunamis on a daily basis and every advance is a chance to save more lives when the next tsunami strikes

 

For more information please contact, Michelle Grobbelaar Manager Seismology Business Unit 012 841 1200, mobile 0763493691 Email: michelle@geoscience.org.za or Nthombi Mdluli Jacha Marketing & Communications Specialist 012 841 1220, mobile 0767884023 Email: njacha@geoscience.org.za

 

 

 

 

SOURCE : International Seismological Association


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