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Indonesiaís Early Warning Tsunami Buoys Network Donít Work

Bali News: Indonesia. Tsunami early warning, tsunami buoys, National Disaster Mitigation, BNPB, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho
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One of the undesired outcomes from the 6.9 Richter earthquake that struck off West Java in Indonesia just before midnight on Friday, December 15, 2017, was the discovery that 22 early warning tsunami buoys deployed across the archipelago don’t work.

Put in place after the cataclysmic earthquake and tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 that killed an estimated 250,000 people across South and Southeast Asia, the early warning system was funded by the Governments of Germany, Malaysia and the USA.

The buoys, according to, without exception have fallen into disrepair and no longer work. Observers claim the buoys are not being property mainained and used by fishermen as achoring buoys for their boats.

Even more embarrassing to the Indonesian government, the spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, revealed that the 22 buoys that form the front line of a Tsunami Early Warning Systems have been non-operational since 2012.

Speaking at a press conference in Jakarta, Sutopo said that working buoys would enable Indonesian climatologists and forecasters to advise the public of the threat of an approaching tsunami.

Apparently the tsunami warning issued after the earthquake on Friday, December 15, 2017, was done manually by forecasters and based entirely on forecast modeling without the aid of readouts from the buoys.

Similarly, the tsunami warning was withdrawn by forecasters two hours after it was issued when it was deemed the threat had passed.

Sating the obvious, Sutopo said: “In the future, we need to rebuild the buoy warning system because the people of Indonesia are at great risk of tsunamis.

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