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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Eastern Caribbean Earthquake

A magnitude 5.4 earthquake occurred at 21:09:08 UTC (17:09:08 local time) on 15 September 2014 east of Martinique. Initial estimates from the US Geological Survey (USGS) locate the epicentre of the event at 14.437ºN, 60.092ºW, and at a depth of 15.1 km.

Event Briefing - Cayman Islands Earthquake

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred at 23:34:14 UTC (18:34:14 local time) on 3 September 2014 south of the Cayman Islands. Initial estimates from the US Geological Survey (USGS) locate the epicentre of the event at 18.899ºN, 81.317ºW, and at a depth of 10 km. Reports from the Cayman Islands indicate that shaking intensities ranged from II to IV on the Modified Mercalli Index.

Event Briefing - Tropical Storm Cristobal

On 23 August 2014, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of a tropical depression over the Turks and Caicos Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for the Turks and Caicos Islands and portions of the Bahamas.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Bretha

On 31 July 2014, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of Tropical Storm Bertha east of the southern Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

By 1500 UTC on 1 August 2014, Bertha was located about 70 miles (110 km) northeast of Barbados with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (85 km/h). Later that day, the 2100 UTC weather outlook reported the centre of Bertha passing near the northern end of Martinique with maximum sustained winds still at 50 mph (85 km/h).

Event Briefing - Antigua & Barbuda Earthquake - May 2014

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred at 11:01:42 UTC (06:01:42 local time) on 16 May 2014 east of Antigua & Barbuda in the northern Leeward Islands. The epicentre was located 113 km (70 miles) NE of Grand Anse, Guadeloupe, 131 km (81 miles) NE of LeMoule, Guadeloupe, 131 km (81 miles) NE of Saint-Francois, Guadeloupe, 142 km (88 miles) NE of Saint-Anne, Guadeloupe and 155 km (96 miles) E of Saint John’s, Antigua & Barbuda at a depth of 24 km (15 miles).

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