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Sheltered from the extremes of weather, climate and water, Singapore is fortunate that we are not subjected to such disasters. Our geographical position and the relatively shallow waters of the Straits of Malacca and South China Sea make it highly unlikely that we will be affected by a tsunami caused by an earthquake in the region. We are also located away from the tropical cyclone belt and earthquake epicentres which makes us at a low risk of being affected by these natural calamities. Notwithstanding this, MSD is enhancing our early warning systems to ensure that we are prepared should such incidents affect us.