Rocio Gonzales Noblecilla from Piura, Peru wants to know: Can tsunamis be predicted?
Rescuers are desperately searching for survivors of the devastating tsunami that has claimed over 400 lives. Authorities have warned residents to stay away from the shoreline due to the risk of high waves.
Indonesia must make technical improvements to its early warning system for tsunamis. However, it ultimately falls to the authorities to better prepare the country for natural disasters, DW's Hendra Pasuhuk writes.
Rescuers are struggling to reach victims in several large coastal towns in Indonesia that were hit by an
earthquake and tsunami. Thousands are feared dead.
In the wake of the latest tsunami to hit the Indonesian coast, research shows how even slight sea-level rises linked to climate change could significantly increase the devastating effects of tidal waves.
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