For the CARIBE WAVE 2023 Regional Exercise, two scenarios have been proposed for the participants the Gulf of Honduras Scenario and Mount Pelée Volcano Scenario. The first scenario will simulate a tsunami generated by an 7.6 Mw earthquake located in the Gulf of Honduras.
The second scenario will simulate a tsunami generated by a volcano flank collapse of the Mount Pelée in Martinique (Lesser Antilles). The participants in the Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Region (Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands) may use the Mount Pelée Volcano Scenario as an agreement for their region.
For this CARIBE WAVE 2023 Communication Exercise, the scenario is based on tsunami observations related to the tsunami generated by a volcano flank collapse of the Mount Pelée in Martinique (Lesser Antilles). For the purposes of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Region, tsunami located at Martinique is considered a regional tsunami. The tsunami scenario used for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, based on this exercise, is as follows: