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Hazard Event Reports

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

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Tomas

Invest91, an area of disturbed weather which developed to the southeast of the eastern Caribbean during the last week of October was designated Tropical Storm Tomas at 5pm local time (Eastern Caribbean, GMT/UTC -4 hours) on 29 October and then was upgraded to Hurricane status at 11am local time on 30 October.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Richard

Event Briefing, 25 October 2010 - Tropical Cyclone Richard began as a tropical wave on 13 October 2010 over the northern coast of Venezuela. By 19 October the system had strengthened into a broad area of low-level circulation and eventually became the 19th Tropical Depression of the season on 20 October.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Nicole

Event Briefing, 8 October 2010 - Tropical Cyclone Nicole emerged in the northwestern Caribbean Sea on 28 September as a disorganised area of cloudiness and thunderstorms and was partially related to the remnants of Tropical Storm Matthew and a monsoonal low pressure system present in the area.


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