For the CARIBE WAVE 2021 Exercise, two scenarios have been proposed for the participants the Jamaica Scenario and the Northern Lesser Antilles Scenario. The first scenario will simulate a tsunami generated by an 8.4 Mw earthquake located East of Jamaica. The second scenario simulates a tsunami generated by an 8.5 Mw earthquake located 387 km E-NE of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The participants may choose the scenario they want to participate in according to the needs of their region or agency. The Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Region (Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, and British Virgi Islands) will use the Northern Lesser Antilles Scenario as agreed with the PRSN. The participant guides are the basic tools for participation in the CARIBE WAVE 2021 Exercise.
For this CARIBE WAVE 2021 exercise, the scenario is based on earthquakes and tsunamis that occurred in Northern Lesser Antilles. For the purposes of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Region, an earthquake with an epicenter in the Lesser Antilles is considered a regional earthquake. The earthquake scenario used for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, based on this exercise, is as follows: