Tsunami ‘could annihilate data cables’ to Australia

Australian tsunami scientists will meet officials from the federal Attorney-General’s office next month to discuss research vital for understanding risks to the nation’s undersea data links.The scientists, from the nation’s leading tsunami authority, believe that 70 per cent of Australia’s undersea cable capacity would be destroyed in a single stroke if a tsunami similar to the one that devastated coastal Thailand and Sri Lanka in 2004 were to strike Hawaii.To read this Australian IT report in full, see:

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