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Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Multidisciplinary, general & others
Physical, chemical, mathematical & earth Sciences : Earth sciences & physical geography
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/105434
The tsunami in South-East Asia – a retrospective analysis of the management of an apocalyptic natural disaster
English
Ozer, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement > Département des sciences et gestion de l'environnement >]
De Longueville, Florence mailto [Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix - Namur - FUNDP > Département de géographie >]
28-Oct-2011
Cybergeo : Revue Européenne de Géographie = Cybergeo - European Journal of Geography
CNRS
Yes
International
1278-3366
Paris
France
[en] education ; hazard ; tsunami ; natural risk ; vulnerability ; risk management ; warning system ; land use planning ; south-east Asia
[en] The tsunami that affected the coasts of the Indian ocean on December 26, 2004 claimed close
to 226 000 lives, mainly on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which suffered overwhelming
devastation. This article asks whether a tsunami warning system is needed in the Indian Ocean,
where the probability of experiencing a similar catastrophe is very small. In addition, other
alternatives, including land use planning and education focused on tsunami risk management,
are presented. Their application could considerably reduce financial and human losses if a
disaster of this nature was to occur again.
Researchers ; Professionals ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/105434
10.4000/cybergeo.24607
http://cybergeo.revues.org/24607

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