Following the two earthquakes which sparked fears of a tsunami in Indonesia and across the Indian Ocean, Concern Worldwide calls for the international community and first responders to remain vigilant in monitoring for aftershocks and preparing to respond if needed, reports Alertnet. Although the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PWTC) has now cancelled the tsunami watch declared after the first quake, Concern believes today’s events underline the need for disaster preparedness.
"The two earthquakes are a strong reminder that disaster preparedness in earthquake-prone zones like Indonesia is absolutely critical in preventing loss of life in the event of a major emergency. The benefits of investing in disaster risk reduction systems can be seen with the early warning systems, which were considered largely effective in today’s earthquakes," comments Concern Worldwide US.
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