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PHUKET: Patong, Kamala and Karon will all have world-standard tsunami alarm systems once the tsunami warning satellite receiver at the Tsunami and Disaster Center (TDC) in Nonthaburi is online.

The link is expected to be activated within the coming week.

Chairat Sukbal, Deputy Mayor of Patong, told the Gazette that the tsunami alarm system at Patong is ready for connection to the TDC.

In Phuket, there will be two systems: a leased line that will send a signal from the alarm system to the fire station, activating a computer-controlled alarm; and a satellite link from the TDC. The Nonthaburi center, in turn, is linked with long-established alarm systems in Hawaii and Japan.

In addition, state-of-the-art tsunami alarm buoys are expected to be installed offshore by next year, to detect sea-level changes indicating an incoming tsunami.

 

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