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Subject: Re: all the best for the new year
From: ian ian@...........
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 2004 20:23:27 +0000

Happy New Year too.

The USGS said on the day of the disaster that they were aware of the in 
coming tsunamis before they hit but didn't know who to contact.  So the 
problem is not one of detection - the usgs have that covered - but one 
of dissemination.  There is no communication and warning network around 
the affected area.  I've heard that they had considered one but nothing 
happened.  I guess there will soon be one now.

Here, needless to say, my detector was off at the time, so unfortunately 
I missed an important test of my new Lehman.

Ian Smith

Mark Robinson wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> The phrase "rock my world" just went out of fashion.
> I wonder if there is any software about that can monitor a seismograph 
> signal, pick P and S arrivals, calculate magnitude, location, tsunami 
> threat level, tsunami time of arrival over a defined coastline map, 
> automatically consult and vote with other neighbouring stations on the 
> threat level, and flip a bit on a serial or parallel port if 
> everything is looking really ugly, perhaps morse code "TS" ? You know, 
> all the bells and whistles.
> My coding skills suck these days, but I'll contribute whatever I can 
> to such a project if it doesn't exist, and if anyone else wants to, 
> purely in my own interests, living as I do on seaside sand dunes on an 
> active part of the intersection of the pacific and australien plates.
> Enjoy your friendships in celebrating the New Year.
> Mark Robinson
> -------------
> 01 Jan 1853 The strongest known earthquake in the New Plymouth area. 6.5.
> 01 Jan 1854 Sir James George Frazer, author and scholar, born.
> 01 Jan 1867 First Chinese immigrants to NZ arrive at Hokitika.
> 01 Jan 1897 Author E M Forster born.
> 01 Jan 1950 Castro seizes power in Cuba, Batista flees.
> 01 Jan 1984 Mimiwhangata Marine Park established.
> 01 Jan 1991 Presidents Bush and Gorbachev condemn Iraqi conquest of 
> Kuwait in
>             New Year's messages.
> There's a mainframe wrecker about 70km from here that sells 
> semiconductor relays for $NZ3 each. These are easy to drive off a port 
> pin.
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