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The purpose of the CARIBE WAVE exercise is to improve Tsunami Warning System effectiveness along the Caribbean coasts (which are testing protocols and communications systems between the tsunami warning centers and the tsunami warning focal points), to exercise and evaluate operations of the CARIBE EWS Tsunami Warning System, to evaluate the use of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) CARIBE EWS products, and to validate the readiness to respond to a tsunami.

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Register your family, agency, schools, community or any other representative group to participate in the tsunami exercise, CARIBE WAVE 2019 on Thursday, March 14, starting at 10:00 a.m.


During the CARIBE WAVE 2019, participants in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will use the Kick-’em-Jenny Volcano scenario. A regional earthquake of magnitude 6.0 is generated associated with the volcanic activity of Kick-’em-Jenny. The earthquake is located at 12.16 km North of Granada, in the Lesser Antilles.

Origin Time: March 14, 2019 at 14:00 UTC (10:00 am, Puerto Rico local time)

Location: Latitude: 12.342°N and Longitude: -61.658° W

Depth: 12.34 km

Magnitude: 6.0 Mw

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Participants in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and British Virgin Islands should refer to information included in this web page based on the PTWC domestic products and the CARIBE WAVE 2019 PRSN Response Guide for the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region.  The first tsunami information message will be issued at 10:05 am (Puerto Rico local time).

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