Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

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where the first wave arrives in minutes

donde llega la primera ola en pocos minutos

En quelques minutes, la première vague déferle

This new booklet is intended for people who live, work, or vacation on shores worldwide where fast-arriving tsunamis may strike. The booklet draws survival lessons from eyewitness accounts of the tsunami of December 26, 2004 in Aceh, and of the July 17, 2006 tsunami on the south coast of Java.

The lessons have three main themes. First, several kinds of knowledge provide the earliest warnings of tsunami hazard, during the decades before a tsunami begins. Among warnings of a tsunami underway, earthquake shaking provides the most immediate natural signal to go to high ground. This reaction, in turn, is among nine survival tactics illustrated by the eyewitness accounts.

“Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes” was compiled by Eko Yulianto, Fauzi Kusmayanto, Nandang Supriyatna, and Mohammad Dirhamsyah. It was adapted for international audiences by Brian F. Atwater, Eko Yulianto, and Ardito M. Kodijat, and it was produced by the Jakarta Tsunami Information Centre (JTIC). The booklet was printed in 2010 for UNESCO/IOC – NOAA International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC) in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Where the First Wave Arrives in Minutes

Bahasa Indonesia (2009)

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English (2010)

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Spanish (2010)

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French (2013)

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