NATION

Warning System Enhanced: Koya

Faiyaz Siddiq Koya says Government is enhancing the earthquake and tsunami detection and warning system. Speaking in his capacity as Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, he said the high
10 Feb 2017 11:00
Warning System Enhanced: Koya
The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya.

Faiyaz Siddiq Koya says Government is enhancing the earthquake and tsunami detection and warning system.

Speaking in his capacity as Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources, he said the high frequency and intensity of unpredictable natural hazards like earthquakes demanded enhancement.

He was made the statement in Parliament yesterday.

Mr Koya said the recent earthquake off the coast of the Western part of Fiji was an example.

“This demands the enhancement of our earthquake and tsunami monitoring system,” he said.

Therefore, Mr Koya said the ministry had implemented an earthquake and tsunami observatory on a 24/7 basis.

He said the full-time monitoring of natural disasters would improve preparedness and public safety for earthquake or tsunami occurrences.

“The earthquake and tsunami monitoring system is currently functioning and operating using the Fiji and Regional (Oceania Regional Network System) Seismic Network,” Mr Koya said.

He said the network allowed wider detection and more accurate information and data.

Mr Koya said it would enable the Mineral Resources Department to monitor local and regional seismic events in real-time.

Mr Koya said Government secured funds to install five tsunami warning systems.

“Furthermore, the Fijian Government will work with the Pacific community to identify appropriate installation sites that will facilitate early warnings in the event of tsunami threat.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj



Five Square diwali dhamaka 2021


Get updates from the Fiji Sun, handpicked and delivered to your inbox.


By entering your email address you're giving us permission to send you news and offers. You can opt-out at any time.


Tower Insurance
FNPF
Covid 19 - SPC
Fiji Sun Instagram
Subscribe-to-Newspaper