CaribeWave regional tsunami exercise date announced

March 27, 2016

The Department of Disaster Management wishes to inform the public that the annual CaribeWave regional tsunami exercise will occur on Thursday March 17th 2016.


The scenario for this year’s exercise is a Magnitude 8.4 earthquake off the coast of Venezuela generating a Tsunami at approximately 10 am Thursday morning. The simulated tsunami will take approximately two (2) hours to impact Anguilla.  


The exercise is designed to test Tsunami evacuation plans in order to ascertain if they are sufficient to address this type of scenario and promote awareness for tsunami response activities.

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