Learn about the Application for Tsunami Alerts and Alarms

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The app was developed by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Peruvian Navy. Works for devices on iOS and Android systems.

Luis Castañeda Di Natale, head of the Oceanography department, shared this morning with the Tsunamis MGP application to learn about the tsunami alerts and alarms reported by the Peruvian Navy.

The app, which can be downloaded on smartphones with iOS and Android systems, allows users to know the exchange of reports between the Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP) and the Directorate of Hydrography and be alert to a tsunami alarm on the Peruvian coast.

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The application has, at the moment, about 9 thousand downloads and was created last year by the Directorate of Hydrography and Navigation of the Navy of Peru. Castañeda remarked that the user must have the GPS activated so that the application can read the location, according to Channel N.

Likewise, he indicated that the differences between alarm and alert are that the first refers to an imminent tsunami, of great impact, while the second alert about a less impact event.

For a tsunami to occur on the Peruvian coast, certain conditions must be met. For example, that the epicenter is in the sea and the magnitude is greater than 7 degrees, as well as 60 kilometers deep.

This article has been translated and slightly modified from its original version in El Comercio by Hope Ansanelli.

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A native of Long Island, New York, Hope joins our team after finishing up her two year Peace Corp's service working in community-based environmental resource management in northern Peru and Master's degree in Environmental Studies. Passionate about life and living it beyond limits, Hope loves to teach and practice Yoga, cook healthy home-made recipes and explore the world with her loved ones.