Tsunami Alert near Cuba and the Bahamas and Haiti and Hispanola

From http://www.meteo.an


This bulletin will be issued by the MDNA & A. when a Tsunami statement is received from the CTWC.

More or less at 22:03 local time the Meteorological Service received an information statement on a strong earthquake that occurred over the Haiti Region.

The data received shows that near 21:53 local time there was an earthquake at a depth of 0 kilometers with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter Scale. The epicenter was near 18.5 degrees North and 72.5 degrees West, This is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Port-au Prince, the capital of Haiti.

According to the Tsunami Warning Center, based on these data there is a possibility of a local Tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than hundred kilometers from the eartquake epicenter. Areas further from the epicenter could experience small sea level changes. The Tsunami Warning Center for the Caribbean Sea has issued a watch for a possible tsunami for Haiti, Cuba, Bahamas & Dominican Republic late tonight. Hence no treats are foreseen for the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba.


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