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No Tsunami Threat to India

  • 02 Jan 2024
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The Indian Tsunami Early Warning Centre (ITEWC), part of the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) in Hyderabad, confirmed that India faces no tsunami threat despite a 7.5 magnitude earthquake near Honshu, Japan.

  • The Pacific Ocean Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) and Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a tsunami bulletin for Japan.
  • ITEWC monitors sea level changes near the epicentral region and reports in case of a tsunami threat.
    • Epicentre is a point on the Earth's surface directly above the hypocenter (or focus) of an earthquake. It is the location on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the earthquake's point of origin within the Earth's crust.
  • INCOIS is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, tasked with delivering optimal ocean information and advisory services to society, industry, government agencies, and the scientific community.

Read more: Tsunami Early Warning System in India

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