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The objectives of the CARIBE WAVE exercise are to test and evaluate operations of the Caribe Tsunami Warning System (Caribe EWS), (1) to exercise and evaluate communications between the regional tsunami service provider and members states/territories, (2) to evaluate tsunami procedures and programs within members states/territories (validate the readiness to respond to a tsunami, operational readiness and validate the dissemination of warnings and information/advise by tsunami warning centers and the tsunami warning focal points), and (3) to evaluate the volcanic products.

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Register your family, agency, schools, community or any other representative group to participate in the tsunami exercise, CARIBE WAVE 2023 on Thursday, March 23, 2023 starting at 10:00 a.m.

Caribewave 2023

During CARIBE WAVE 2023 exercise, participants from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will use the Mount Pelée Volcano Scenario, in Martinique (Lesser Antilles) for a volcanic eruption that will generate a tsunami for the Caribbean Region.

Origin Time: March 23, 2023, at 14:00 UTC (10:00 am, Puerto Rico local time)

Location: Latitude: 14.48°N and Longitude: 61.10°W

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Participants in Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands should refer to the information included in this webpage based on the PTWC domestic products.  For the purposes of the Caribe Wave 2023 Communications Exercise, the RSPR will only issue the messages of the exercise’s timeline starting at 10:00 am (Puerto Rico local time) to emergency managers within our region by all available means

The Puerto Rico EAS will also be activated.


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