For the CARIBE WAVE 2019 Exercise, two scenarios have been proposed for the participants: the Kick ‘em Jenny Scenario and the Panamá Scenario. The first scenario simulates a tsunami generated by a flank collapse of the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano. This collapse occurs after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake detected at the volcano. The second scenario is a tsunami generated by a magnitude 8.47 earthquake located along the Northern Panama Deformed Belt (NPDB). The participants may choose the scenario they want to participate according to the needs of their region or agency. The Puerto Rico and the (U.S. and British) Virgin Islands will use the Kick ‘em Jenny Scenario as agreed with the PRSN. The participant guides (Oficial Participant Handbook and PRSN Guidebook) are the basic tools for participation in the CARIBE WAVE 2019 Exercise.
For this CARIBE WAVE 2019 exercise, the Kick ‘em Jenny Scenario is based on an earthquake and tsunami located at the Kick ‘em Jenny Volcano at North of Granada, in the Lesser Antilles. For Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands an earthquake with epicenter at the Kick ‘em Jenny Volcano, is considered a regional earthquake. The earthquake scenario used for Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, based on this exercise, is as follows: