Tsunami Warning​

The Tsunami Warning System has taken into consideration the degree of risk as well as the time factor. In virtue of its geographical location, Mauritius, Rodrigues and the Outer Islands have a lea-time of 5-7 hours before tsunami waves are likely to reach their coasts generated from either the Sumatra or the Makran source.

The Tsunami Warning System consists of the following stages:

(a) Tsunami Watch

(b) Tsunami Warning

(c) Termination

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Since a tsunami often occurs suddenly, there is need for education and on-going public awareness so as to:
(i) Remind the public of the dangers of a tsunami
(ii) Reiterate the precautions that shoud be taken and
(iii) Establish preliminary recovery measures in case of an eventual disaster.