NEMA issues Public Information statement, following seismic activity

NEMA issues Public Information statement, following seismic activity

In relation to the spate of quakes that have occurred in Puerto Rico from Dec. 28th 2019 to Tuesday Jan 7th 2020, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in St. Kitts, has issued a statement about the possibility of such hazards occurring.

Puerto Rico has experienced a number earthquakes, with the most recent (a 6.5 magnitude) quake, causing structural damage to the island and killing one 73-year-old man.

Quakes also cause Tsunamis.  According to the Public Information statement, coastal communities to be affected by potential sea rise levels are as follows: in St. Kitts, the South East to North-Western part of the island, which includes Basseterre, Frigate Bay, Conaree, Half Moon, Sandy Point, Fig Tree, Old Road, Dieppe Bay and Parsons.

Here on Nevis, the areas are:  Bath Village (in the South West), Stoney Grove, Qualie, Cades Bay, Jessups, Pinney’s Charlestown and New Castle. 

Deputy National Disaster Coordinator for NEMA, in St. Kitts, Claricia Langley-Stevens, explains.

She said that release was not intended to scare anyone.

Deputy National Disaster Coordinator for NEMA, in St. Kitts, Claricia Langley-Stevens.

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