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JDR Vol.7 No.1 pp. 102-106
(2012)
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2012.p0102

Paper:

The Influence of Mentawai Tsunami to Public Policy on Tsunami Warning in Indonesia

Pariatmono

Ministry of Research and Technology (Ristek), Republic of Indonesia, Gedung II BPPT lantai 6, Jalan M. H. Thamrin 8, Jakarta 10340, Indonesia

Received:
September 12, 2011
Accepted:
December 14, 2011
Published:
January 1, 2012
Keywords:
public-policy, tsunami, earthquake, disaster, early-warning
Abstract

The tsunami on October 25, 2010, in Mentawai is examined in this paper. In particular, since the Indonesia Tsunami Early Warning Systems (InaTEWS) has already been operational, careful examination of its effectiveness are made, followed by suggestions for the development of a public policy, which needs to be adopted by the Government of Indonesia. The investigation started with a detailed explanation of InaTEWS, its components, and its performance indicators. For the Mentawai case, a new management approach concerning the research visa permits was taken, which will be adopted for future events. Several points for improvement are identified, such as developing the warning message contents to include estimate time arrivals and wave height and performing systematic culture components. All the improvements were adopted in the Presidential Instruction to serve as a strong legal basis for a public policy.

Cite this article as:
Pariatmono, “The Influence of Mentawai Tsunami to Public Policy on Tsunami Warning in Indonesia,” J. Disaster Res., Vol.7, No.1, pp. 102-106, 2012.
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