50 years of tsunami warning in the Pacific

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Tsunami awareness poster
One of the early posters prepared by the International Tsunami Information Centre (ITIC)
© ITIC

Just 50 years ago, in April 1965, the Pacific Tsunami Warning System came into being under the auspices of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). To mark this anniversary, and celebrate the system’s numerous accomplishments, an international symposium is being held in Honolulu, Hawaii (USA) on 20 and 21 April.