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Tsunami risk reduction in the age of twitter

A few days back, on April 11th 2012, a powerful earthquake occurred not too far from Aceh. Naturally, fears of a tsunami were uppermost in people’s minds. It’s been some time since we at LIRNEasia did funded disaster-related research, but within minutes, I was receiving requests for analysis on the lines of the post-mortems we’ve done after every major disaster in the region. So I started keeping notes and writing up a short piece. So far it has been carried in

Lanka Business Online
Sunday Island
Science Daily.com and
Silobreaker.com

3 Comments to Tsunami risk reduction in the age of twitter

  1. April 26, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I have reiterated this point in an op ed published today – thanks for doing the initial analysis that helped a great deal.

    Nurturing Public Trust in Times of Crisis: Reflections on April 11 Tsunami Warning
    http://groundviews.org/2012/04/26/nurturing-public-trust-in-times-of-crisis-reflections-on-april-11-tsunami-warning/

  2. April 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Rohan,
    Thanks for suggesting, which I’ve done – my weekly Sinhala column in Ravaya is devoted to this topic this Sunday. It uses the same info and analysis as the English op ed, but pitched at a slightly different level. Now online at:
    http://tiny.cc/AvuTsu2

  1. By on April 22, 2012 at 5:30 am

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