The tsunami that affected the Indian ocean's rims on December 26, 2004 claimed close to 226 000 deaths, essentially 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 to experience a similar catastrophe is very scarce. In addition, other alternatives including land use planning and education focused on tsunami risk management are presented. Their application could strongly reduce financial and human losses if such hazard had to occur again.
|Titre traduit de la contribution||Tsunami in south-east Asia: Retrospective analysis on the management of an apocalyptic natural cataclysm|
|Etat de la publication||Publié - 2005|
- Land use planning
- Natural risk
- Risk management
- South-east Asia
- Warning system