Kosh, on Jan 19 2005, 04:00 PM, said:
I can save him some money. The countries in the affected area have never gotten together to put a system in place to warn of Tsunami's, mainly because they are so rare outside of the Pacific.
There were people monitoring from the moment the quake happened, but they had no way to warn anyone, try as they might. They didn't know for sure there would be a Tsunami untill it hit the first place. I think they said they were able to reach someone in Africa, but it still didn't do much good.
There was also a meteorologist in Thailand that tried to get the word out that there was a strong possibility but no one wanted to upset or scare the tourists....