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Hazard Event Reports

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.

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.

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