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Hazard Event Reports

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Gonzalo

On 12 October 2014 at 1:30 pm AST (1730 UTC), the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of Tropical Storm Gonzalo east of the northern Leeward Islands. Tropical storm warnings were issued for a number of Caribbean islands including CCRIF member countries Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Event Briefing - Haiti Excess Rainfall

Haiti experienced torrential rainfall on 19 and 20 September 2014 and again on 23 and 24 September 2014. This period of rainfall produced two Covered Area Rainfall Events (CAREs) on 19 and 23 September respectively.

Event Briefing - Tropical Cyclone Fay

On 10 October 2014, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) produced a weather outlook on the development of a subtropical depression to the south of Bermuda. A tropical storm watch was issued for Bermuda at 1500 UTC.

By 2100 UTC on the same day, the depression had strengthened to Subtropical Storm Fay located about 525 miles (845 km) south of Bermuda.

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.

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