Asia: A-bomb system can warn of tsunami

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Californian scientists have analysed sound waves produced in the Indian Ocean by last December’s Asian tsunami, and the team says the tsunami produced a “unique” signal.

This indicates, they say, that stations set up to implement the A-bomb test ban treaty could be involved in the new Indian Ocean tsunami warning system.

Adopted by the United Nations in 1996, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty seeks to eliminate experimental nuclear explosions