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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - May 15-19, 2017
In mid-May 2017, the Meteorological Service of Jamaica indicated that a trough west of Jamaica would be influencing weather conditions across the island. Satellite imagery and
radar reports projected light, moderate and intense rains in sections of all parishes, especially in the south. Therefore, flash floods were possible in low-lying and flood prone areas such as St. Mary, Portland, St. Thomas, Kingston, St. Andrew, St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth and Westmoreland (
Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - May 16-18, 2017
Preliminary Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone OTTO - November 26, 2016

Otto is the 16th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season and was formed as a Tropical Storm over the southwestern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Panama on 21 November 2016 as an extremely late event in the calendar year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s best track database, only 18 storms with at least tropical storm strength formed in late November within the last 65 years in the western Caribbean Sea, and only 9 of them reached Hurricane strength.

Viento y marea de tormenta Reporte Preliminar - Ciclón Tropical OTTO - 28 de noviembre de 2016

Otto es la decimosexta tormenta nombrada de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico de 2016, la cual se formó como una tormenta Tropical sobre el suroeste del mar Caribe cerca de la costa de Panamá el 21 de noviembre de 2016 como un evento muy tardío en la temporada de ciclones.

Event Briefing - Nicaragua - Earthquake - June 10, 2016

A magnitude 6.1 Earthquake occurred at 03:25:22 UTC on 10 June 2016, (21:25:22 9 June local time), at 17 km (10.6 mi) E of Puerto Morazan, Nicaragua, 25 km (15.5 mi) NE of El Viejo, Nicaragua, 25 km (15.5 mi) SSW of Somotillo, Nicaragua, 26 km (16.2 mi) NNE of Chinandega, Nicaragua and 114 km (71 mi) NW of Managua, Nicaragua´s capital city. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) locates the epicentre of the event at 12.841° N, 87.013°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km (6.2 mi).


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