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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Harvey, August 2011

In mid-August 2011, a westward moving tropical wave entered the Caribbean Sea. It eventually gained enough organisation to be classified as Tropical Depression Eight on 18 August. As reported by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), this system evolved into a Tropical Storm on 19 August at approximately 0600 UTC when it was situated 250km east of Roatan, Honduras. Now officially recognised as the eighth cyclone of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season, the name Harvey was assigned to this storm.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Irene, August 2011

As reported by the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Tropical Cyclone Irene was named as a Tropical Storm east of Dominica on 20 August 2011 and became a Hurricane on 22 August. It is the ninth recognised Tropical Cyclone of the 2011 Atlantic hurricane season.

Event Briefing - Saint Lucia Earthquake, August 2011

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake occurred to the east of Saint Lucia at 12:01 am (04:01 am UTC) on 7 August 2011. Initial estimates from the US Geological Survey locate the epicentre of the event at 13.84ºN, 60.31ºW, and at a depth of 38km.

Event Briefing - Jamaica Earthquake, May 2011

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck the southwestern parts of Jamaica at 15:07:07 UTC on 16 May 2011. Initial estimates from the US Geological Survey locate the epicentre of the event at 17.897°N, 77.895°W and the provisional depth assigned to the event is 31.6 km. This location puts the event 62km south of Montego Bay and 117km west of the capital, Kingston.

Event Briefing - Northern Caribbean Impacts

This report provides an update on the final phase of Tropical Cyclone Tomas and its impact on CCRIF territories in the Northern Caribbean. After impacting the eastern Caribbean on 30 and 31 October as the 12th Hurricane of the 2010 Tropical Atlantic Hurricane season

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