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  • Saturday, 17 Sep 2005

KUALA LUMPUR: It requires 15 minutes to alert our Science, Tech- nology and Innovations Minister of an earthquake but all it takes is 20 seconds for the Japanese public to be warned. 

This was disclosed at a session of the Global Information Infrastruc- ture Commission (GIIC) working group on Information and Commu- nication Technologies for Natural Disaster Mitigation here yesterday. 

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