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British Virgin Islands Holds Large-Scale Tsunami Evacuation Exercise

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands held a large-scale tsunami evacuation drill on Wednesday as part of its annual tsunami simulation exercise, Caribe Wave/Lantex. The drill saw almost 4,500 people across the …

British Virgin Islands Nears “Tsunami Ready” Certification

 Above: the British Virgin Islands By the Caribbean Journal staff The British Virgin Islands says it is in the final stages of preparation to seek “Tsunami Ready” certification from the United States-based National Weather Service. The programme is designed to …

US Virgin Islands Unveils First-Ever Tsunami Evacuation Maps

 Above: the USVI By the Caribbean Journal staff As last week’s earthquake in Puerto Rico reminded, the Caribbean is a seismically active region — and particularly the northern Caribbean. That’s led the US Virgin Islands to debut its first-ever tsunami …

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 Above: Aruba By the Caribbean Journal staff A total of 32 countries in the wider Caribbean basin and beyond conducted a full-scale joint tsunami alert exercise Wednesday. According to the exercise, an 8.5-magnitude earthquake struck 90 kilometres off the coast …

 Above: Old Harbour Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management held an earthquake and tsunami evacuation drill yesterday in Old Harbour Bay. The drill tested local warning, mobilization and evacuation procedures. “I think …