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Tsunami Devastation Reveals Shortcomings of Monitoring System

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Tsunami Devastation Reveals Shortcomings of Monitoring System

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Tsunami Devastation Reveals Shortcomings of Monitoring System

Tsunami Devastation Reveals Shortcomings of Monitoring System

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Scientists monitoring the worldwide network of seismic detectors knew within minutes that something was happening under the Indian Ocean. But what happened over the next few hours reveals both the limits of science and the enormous gap between high- and low-tech worlds. NPR's Christopher Joyce reports.