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Costa Rica

Tsunami risk reduction in Central America for building disaster resilience

20 Oct 2017, UNESCO San Jose

Tsunami early warning systems use seismic monitoring to determine location, depth, and magnitude of an earthquake in order to predict the tsunami arrival time and expected wave heights. UNESCO is working on tsunami risk reduction in Central America as well as on raising public awareness and preparedness in cooperation with several donors.


    National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Presidente
  • Phone:+506 22102844 / +506 221 028 41 +506 22102828 / +506 885 514 26


  • Hyogo Framework for Action
  • HFA Focal Point:
    Comisión Nacional de Prevención de Riesgos y Atención de Emergencias (CNE)
  • Website: http://www.cne.go.cr
  • Contact:Presidente
  • Phone:+506 22102844 / +506 221 028 41 +506 22102828 / +506 885 514 26
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Officially declared national coordinating multi-sectoral and inter-disciplinary mechanisms for advocacy, coordination, analysis and advice on disaster risk reduction.