Broken buoys create gaps in tsunami warning system

WASHINGTON — Six buoys that are positioned to provide critical tsunami forecasting to Hawai‘i and other regions are out of order, and set to be repaired in the coming months.

But federal officials say redundancies built into the network of 39 specialized buoys mean the outage has not affected scientists’ ability to predict a tsunami.

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