14 Nov 2012

When the Siren Goes Part 4 - Tsunamis

From the collecton When the Siren Goes - audio

A scientist analyses the long history of tsunamis in this country, and what people near the shore should do in the event of a tsunami like the one which struck Whitianga in 1960. The work of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre works is explained, along with the warning it issued in 2006 that a tsunami might hit the East Coast of the North Island, and the lessons to be taken from the way in which Gisborne locals behaved. The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami is discussed through an interview about a scientific survey undertaken by a Kiwi scientist in Sri Lanka after the event.