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Symposium to recognize the 50th Anniversary of the Pacific Tsunami Warning System

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

2015 marks 50 years since the establishment of the International Tsunami Warning System in the Pacific, in response to the 1960 magnitude 9.5 Chile earthquake and tsunami that killed 100's of people, without warning, across the Pacific.

The System has evolved and been built up over the decades with contributions from countries and organizations around the world. Working together, today's System provides timely tsunami forecasts to all countries of the Pacific and neighboring seas.

In April, Hawaii and the USA will host 2 events to both recognize past achievements and forge new priorities for continually improving mitigation and promoting community resiliency to tsunamis. The International Symposium "Making the Pacific Ready for the Next Tsunami" on 20-21 April 2015 at the new NOAA Inouye Regional Center on Ford Island, Oahu, followed by the 26th Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS) on 22-24 April 2015 in Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii.

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