Learn About Tsunami

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The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre monitors earthquakes that could potentially cause tsunami that affect Australia by operating an enhanced network of seismic stations nationally and has access to data from international monitoring networks. It determines the magnitude, location and characteristics of a seismic event which has the potential to generate a Tsunami.

Based on this seismic information, the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre runs a tsunami model to generate a first estimate of the tsunami size, arrival time and potential impact locations.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre verifies the existence of a tsunami using information from an enhanced sea level monitoring network of buoys situated strategically between the key earthquake zones and the NSW coastline.

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre then sends advice and warnings on any possible tsunami threat to State & Territory emergency management services, media and the public.

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To find out more about the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre, visit their website here