Initial wave created by this eruption almost as tall as the Statue of Liberty

New research reveals more about the magnitude of January eruption, as researchers call for better preparedness

+ The eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano in January created an initial wave 90 metres high – almost the height of the Statue of Liberty (93m)

+ University of Bath tsunami expert calls for better warning systems to detect volcanic eruptions, saying systems are 30 years behind comparable earthquake detection tools…

An international research team says the eruption should serve as a wake-up call for international groups looking to protect people from similar events in future, claiming that detection and monitoring systems for volcano-based tsunamis are ’30 years behind’ comparable tools used to detect earthquake-based events.

Protecting society before and during natural events like this are an assumed responsibility of the scientists and technicians analyzing the whole process. What seems to be required is redoing priorities, eh?

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