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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 member 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 2024 on Thursday, March 21, 2024 starting at 11:00 a.m.

During the CARIBE WAVE 2024 exercise, participants from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands will use the Puerto Rico Trench Scenario, for a local earthquake with magnitude 8.7 that will generate a tsunami for the Caribbean Region.

Origin Time: March 21, 2024, at 15:00 UTC (11:00 am, Puerto Rico local time)

Location: Latitude: 19.25°N and Longitude: 66.5°W

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Participants in Puerto Rico, the 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 Caribe Wave 2024 Communications Exercise, the RSPR will only issue the messages of the exercise’s timeline starting at 11:00 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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