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Event Briefing - Eastern Caribbean Impacts - TC Isaac

On 17 August 2012 the National Hurricane Centre released its first weather outlook on a tropical wave system which had formed off the coast of Africa. By the following day the system appeared to be better organised as it moved towards favourable environmental conditions for development. At 0900 UTC on 21 August 2012 this system was classified as a Tropical Depression (#9) and by 2100 UTC it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Preliminary Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Isaac

On 17 August 2012 the National Hurricane Centre released its first weather outlook on a tropical wave system which had formed off the coast of Africa. By the following day the system appeared to be better organised as it moved towards favourable environmental conditions for development. At 0900 UTC on 21 August 2012 this system was classified as a Tropical Depression (#9) and by 2100 UTC it was upgraded to Tropical Storm Isaac.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Ernesto, August 2012

On 30 July 2012 the National Hurricane Centre released its first weather outlook on a tropical wave system which had formed off of the coast of Africa 3 days earlier and now appeared to be well defined. Convection in this system became better organised and at approximately 2100 UTC on 1 August it intensified to form the fifth Tropical Depression of the year situated approximately 810 miles (1,305 km) east of the Lesser Antilles, moving in a WNW direction.

Event Briefing - Cuba Earthquake, September 2011

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck of the south western coast of Cuba at 08:43:06 UTC on 15 September 2011. Located at 19.563°N, 78.008°W at a depth of 5 km according to the USGS estimate, the event occurred offshore to the northwest of Jamaica, the closest CCRIF member country. This made the event epicentre 122km north of Montego Bay. There were no reports of damage or loss in Jamaica as a result of this event.

Event Briefing - Dominica (Windward Islands) Earthquake, September 2011

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred in the offshore Martinique region of the Windward Islands on 9 September 2011 at 10:11:24 UTC. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the estimated coordinates for this event were 14.956°N, 61.310°W with the event having an estimated depth of 150.6km. The closest CCRIF member country affected was Dominica, with estimations placing the earthquake epicentre approximately 38km SSE of the capital Roseau.

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