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Published 15th March 2018, 9:55am

Joint Communications Service

                               Tsunami Warning    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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No: 02

Issued at 9:50 am on 15 March, 2018

A tsunami warning is in for effect for all three Cayman Islands.

TSUNAMI ARRIVAL IS EXPECTED IN ONE HOUR IN THE SISTER ISLANDS, AND ONE HOUR AND TEN MINUTES IN GRAND CAYMAN

A tsunami warning has been issued by Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) for the Cayman Islands following an 8.1 M earthquake off the Coast of Columbia

Residents of the Cayman Islands should immediately move inland, away from the shore and head for higher ground, if possible evacuate vertically to upper floors of strong buildings.  All Boats and vessels close to the shore in shallow water should immediately head for deeper water offshore and stay tuned to VHF radio channel 16 for updates. All swimmers should evacuate the water immediately.

 

The size, location and magnitude of the earthquake means that there is likely to be inundation on our coast and additionally the tsunami waves may travel inland, although at this stage the extent of the inundation is unknown.

The first waves are expected to be less than three feet and reach the coast by approximately 10:52 am in the Sister Islands and 11:01 am in Grand Cayman.

The advisory will remain in effect until a Cancellation message is issued.

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