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Quang Ngai holds tsunami response drill

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Quang Ngai residents evacuated from the beach (Source: news.zing.vn)
Quang Ngai (VNA) – More than 2,000 people in the central province of Quang Ngai participated in a drill in response to tsunami in Tinh Khe commune, Quang Ngai city.

The drill, the second of its kind, aimed to improve the capacity of dealing with tsunamis and carrying out search and rescue activities of local authorities and people, as well as better the reception, treatment and transmission of tsunami warnings and information.

The simulation scenario featured a strong earthquake on Luzong island of the Philippines, which led to unleash waves with up to 8 metres high. The tsunami directly affected coastal localities from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan, including Tinh Khe, Tinh Ky and Nghia An communes of Quang Ngai city.

Locals living along the beaches were evacuated, while ships operating at sea were guided to seek safe shelters. Search and rescue activities were also implemented after the tsunami was over.-VNA
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