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9/20/06

2nd Tsunami Seminar Kicks off in Iran

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- The second Tsunami seminar started work in Tehran on Tuesday.

The seminar is attended by envoys from Inter-Oceanic States Commission of the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organization UNESCO, United Nations Organization, World Meteorological Organization, Director of Iran's Meteorological Organization, Science Ministry officials, head of Interior Ministry's Unexpected Events Headquarters, researchers and university professors.

Tehran seminar comes in the aftermath of the catastrophic Tsunami incident in south-east Asia in 2004, which inflicted irrevocable damage and caused astronomical death tolls.

Since the 2004 tragedy, many world bodies and organizations, including UNESCO, World Meteorological Organization and UN Incident Confrontation Institute, have shown strong resolve to familiarize people and deploy alarm systems in Tsunami prone countries.

One of Tsunami alarm systems is due to be deployed on the Iranian coasts of the Sea of Oman, which is due to wave alarm to the littoral states on the coasts of the Indian Ocean and Oman Sea in case any Tsunami starts, director of Iran's National Oceanology Center said.

Vahid Chegini also stated that in case a Tsunami starts emerging in the said region, its early devastating waves will rain havoc, destruction and annihilation on the Iranian coasts within only 15 to 30 minutes.

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