October 16, 2021

Cayman Islands: HMCI Statement on Tsunami Response

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Following an earthquake north of Honduras late last night (Tuesday, 9 January 2018) the Cayman Islands was placed under a tsunami threat for around two hours. Just over a half-hour after the incident, sensors in the port of George Town registered a wave of 0.6 feet in height, as a result of the quake. Following […]

Magnitude 7.6 earthquake strikes Caribbean Sea between coast of Honduras and Cayman Islands

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night. There were no early reports of damage on land. Tsunami warning centers said no tsunami waves had been confirmed but stress that people in Puerto Rico, other Caribbean islands and […]

Record number of big earthquakes last month

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From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, – Amid warnings from scientists that the Caribbean is due for another major earthquake, it’s now official: worldwide, April 2014 chalked up a record number of quakes with magnitudes of 6.5 or higher. Earthquakes occur daily, with small ones occurring more frequently than once per hour. Moderate-to-large earthquakes are far less […]

Caribbean Tsunami exercise

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The Cayman Islands joined other Countries in the Caribbean as a participant in a tsunami response exercise on Wednesday March 26, 2014. The purpose of the exercise was to evaluate local tsunami response plans, increase tsunami preparedness, and improve coordination throughout the Caribbean region and northern Western Atlantic. The exercise has been modeled by NOAA […]