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Event Briefing - Earthquake - Caribbean Sea - January 28, 2020

A magnitude 7.7 earthquake occurred at 19:10:25 UTC on 28 January 2020 (14:10:25 local time), 125.9 km (78.2 mi) NNW of Lucea, Jamaica; 139.1 km (86.5 mi) NW of Montego Bay, Jamaica and 140.3 km (87.1 mi) WSW of Niquero, Cuba. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event at 19.440°N, 78.755°W, and at a depth of 10.0 km

Event Briefing - Earthquake - Nicaragua - November 1, 2019

A magnitude 5.3 earthquake occurred at 15:24:12 UTC on 1 November 2019, 38.6 km (24 mi) NE of Masachapa, Nicaragua; 68.1 km (42.3 mi) ENE of Diriamba, Nicaragua and 49.3 km (30.6 mi) NE of San Rafael del Sur, Nicaragua. Initial estimates from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) located the epicentre of the event (Figure 1) at 11.571°N, 86.791°W, and at a depth of 50 km (31 mi).

Event Briefing - Fisheries Model - Grenada - October 4, 2019

Under the Tropical Cyclone (TC) component of CCRIF ́s fisheries model loss calculation protocol, a report is required for any tropical cyclone affecting at least one member country with winds greater than 39 mph (62.7 km/h). For Grenada, Tropical Cyclone Karen qualified as a Loss Event3 under the TC component of the country’s COAST policy.

Event Briefing - Fisheries Model - Saint Lucia - September 11, 2019

The COAST product for fisheries is based on a 3-tier payment scheme that considers losses caused by Adverse Weather on fisherfolk and other stakeholders in the fisheries sector (Adverse Weather component linked to Tier 1) and the assessment of direct damages caused by tropical cyclones to fishing vessels, fishing equipment and fishing infrastructure (Tropical Cyclone component linked to Tiers 2 and 3).

Event Briefing - Excess Rainfall - Covered Area Rainfall Event - Trinidad and Tobago - October 2, 2019

Karen was the twelfth tropical cyclone in the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. On 22 September it developed as a tropical storm to the northeast of Trinidad and Tobago. On the same day, it passed over the waters between Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines at a distance of approximately 45 km from both countries. These islands were affected by tropical-storm-force winds. On the following day, Karen left the Windward Islands moving towards the northwest across the southeastern Caribbean Sea.

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