Bridgetown, Barbados, February 8, 2011 (CDEMA) – CDEMA through the support of the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is enhancing the mechanisms for notification and dissemination of warning information on tsunami and other coastal hazards to at risk coastal populations in its Participating States.

Kingstown, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, February 4, 2011,  (NEMO) - According to information received from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and the Soufriere Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Agriculture, at 8:16 am today, February 4, 2011, an earthquake of magnitude 5.1 occurred north of the Paria Peninsula between Trinidad and Venezuela.

The earthquake was felt in Trinidad, St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Grenada. The event was located at 11.36°N and 61.87°W with a depth of 144km. No damage or injuries were reported. These results are preliminary and may vary slightly when additional data is processed.

Scientists are currently in the Territory conducting an eight-day analysis of the geological effects of Hurricane Earl on Anegada to ascertain whether a hurricane impact was responsible for the catastrophic overwash that occurred between 1650 and 1800.

According to the Director of the Department of Disaster Management Sharleen DaBreo, this study is ongoing and relevant because scientists are concerned that the Subduction Zone in this part of the region could create a significant earthquake or tsunami event in the future.

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 28, 2011 (CDEMA) – The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) through the Australian‐funded Earthquake Readiness Capacity Building (ERCB) Project is hosting six (6) two day workshops in CDEMA’s Participating States. Barbados, Dominica, Haiti, St. Kitts/Nevis, Saint Lucia and the Turks and Caicos Islands are the beneficiaries of the National Earthquake Contingency Planning Workshops.

Bridgetown, Barbados, January 18, 2011 (CDEMA) – The first of two three (3) day Sub-Regional Training of Facilitators Workshop on Community based Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Programnme will be convened at the Cascadia Hotel and conference Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad from Tuesday January 25th to Thursday January 27th, 2011.  

The workshop is being convened by CDEMA and hosted by the Trinidad and Tobago Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) through the support of the Austrian Development Agency’s funded, “Mainstreaming Climate Change into Disaster Risk Management for the Caribbean Region (CCDM)” project.  

CDEMA Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. Resilience Way, Lower Estate, St. Michael Tel: (246) 434-4880, Fax: (246) 271-3660
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