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Event Briefing - Barbados Earthquake - February 2014

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred at 09:27:13 UTC on 18 February 2014 east of Martinique in the Windward Islands region. The epicentre was located approximately 170 km (106 miles) NNE of Bathsheba, Barbados, 186 km (116 miles) NNE of Bridgetown, Barbados, 210 km (130 miles) E of Le Francois, Martinique, 211 km (131 miles) E of Riviere-Pilote, Martinique and 214 km (133 miles) E of Le Robert, Martinique.

Event Briefing - Trinidad and Tobago Earthquake - October 2013

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred 86 km (53 miles) west northwest of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad & Tobago at 10:10 pm on 11 October (02:10 UTC on 12 October) 2013. Initial estimates from the US Geological Survey locate the epicentre at 10.877°N, 62.278°W at a depth of 79 km.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Gabrielle

On 4 September 2013, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on a tropical depression forming south of Puerto Rico. This tropical depression became Tropical Storm Gabrielle while located 70 miles (110 km) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Gabrielle brought heavy rains to Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. By the following day, Gabrielle was downgraded to a depression about 80 miles (170 km) west southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico. This system continued to weaken and Gabrielle dissipated by the end of the day.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Chantal

On 7 July 2013, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on a tropical wave which later developed into Tropical Storm Chantal over the central tropical Atlantic Ocean moving speedily in a west-northwestward direction towards the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Storm warnings and watches were in effect for many of the islands of the Lesser Antilles.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Sandy

On 22 October 2012, the National Hurricane Centre produced a weather outlook including a tropical wave within the southwestern Caribbean Sea. Approximately 320 miles (515 km) south-southwest of Kingston, Jamaica, the system became well organised and was named Tropical Depression Eighteen. The system was upgraded later that same day to Tropical Storm Sandy.

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