11 Mar '11, 8am

Old but relevant article: Singapore is safe from tsunamis, people.

SINGAPORE: A study commissioned by the National Environment Agency (NEA) has confirmed that there is a low probability of Singapore being affected by a tsunami. The two-year, S$1.3 million study was jointly conducted by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU). Director-General of Meteorological Services at NEA, Foong Chee Leong, said the study showed that even major underwater earthquakes in nearby regions will have minimal impact on Singapore. "Even under the worst case scenario of a great earthquake of magnitude 9 happening in the Manila Trench, because of the shallow water, by the time the waves arrives (in) Singapore, the energy will have dissipated, and also because of the distance and the slowdown by the wave, it takes more than ten hours for the first wave to reach Singapore," said Mr Foong. The study also examined the i...

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