Nevis Island To Host Caribbean Earthquake Awareness Meeting

Seismic Waves

Recent Surge In Earthquakes Prompts Meeting

Charlestown, Nevis
December 16, 2011

Premier of Nevis, the Hon. Joseph Parry is encouraging Directors of Government departments to attend an important meeting on the recent upsurge in earthquake activity in the Leeward Islands. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Llewellyn Newton Disaster Management facility at Long Point at 9:00 am.

“The Nevis Island Cabinet watched a presentation on the recent upsurge in earthquake activity by Director of Disaster Management, Mr. Lester Blackett. I believe the presentation is a necessary tool to see what is happening in the region and how we can best protect ourselves in case an earthquake strikes our island,” said Premier Parry.

According to Mr. Blackett, the purpose of the December 20th meeting is to draft and update recommendations in light of the upsurge of earthquakes with the goal being to mitigate and manage risks and likely impacts of a major earthquake in the Caribbean region.

At the start of the meeting, presentations will be made covering the seismic data captured in 2011, and on other issues likely to be addressed in discussions and deliberations.

“The presence and participation of the guests is critical, as this matter of earthquakes are of significant importance and urgency,” stated Mr. Blackett.

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