National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

5th Anniversary of Indian Ocean Tsunami Marks Significant Progress

December 23, 2009

December 26th, 2009 marks five years since the worst tsunami in history killed over 230,000 people. PMEL and the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research's (NCTR) decades of tsunami research helped the United States accelerate the completion of the tsunami warning system which now includes a network of tsunami detection buoys and improved forecasting abilities.

Visit the NCTR web page for more information on the progress made since 2004.