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Published 15th March 2018, 9:36am

Joint Communications Service

Contact information: Simon Boxall 926-2027

TSUNAMI ALERT FOR THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

15 March 2018 / 9:36 am (Local Time)

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PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

MAGNITUDE 8.1

TIME 9:00 (Local Time) 14:00:00 UTC, MAR 15 2018

LOCATION - 11.5 DEGREES NORTH 74.8 DEGREES WEST

LOCATION - COLUMBIA

DEPTH 9 MILES (15 KM)

An earthquake has occurred that may have generated a tsunami. Local Residents are asked to monitor Radio Cayman and other sources of up to date information for further details about this event.


-IT IS NOT KNOWN THAT A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. THIS WATCH IS BASED ONLY ON EARTHQUAKE EVALUATION ONLY. BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS, WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE.


The next local update will be issued in 30 minutes or sooner if the situation warrants.


Please use this exercise to consider how you / your organization might respond if this event was real. Agencies such as CIFS / RCIPS / CIAA / Port Authority of the Cayman Islands / Department of Tourism may wish to itemize their steps and procedures, refine response plans to a sudden incident, and document (on call) after hours call out processes. If you need HMCI to review these response plans please contact HMCI at Simon.boxall@gov.ky or 945-4624

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