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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Tsunami Flood Zone 2 Km from coastline or 20 Mts elevation


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Dominican Republic South Coast


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For your safety, if you feel a very strong earthquake, observe a sudden rise or fall in sea level or a tsunami warning is issued:

  1. Protect yourself. During an earthquake find the safest place: drop, cover and hold. When the strong ground shaking ends, a drastic change in sea level occurs or a warning is issued, activate your emergency plan immediately.
  2. Move immediately inland or to a high place out of the danger zone. Although not all earthquakes cause tsunamis, generate tsunamis, a strong local earthquake should be taken as a tsunami warning.
  3. Go on foot if at all possible. You may find traffic jams or roads that have been blocked.

A TSUNAMI MAY ARRIVE WITHIN MINUTES, BUT LARGE WAVES AND STRONG CURRENTS MAY CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE COASTAL ZONE FOR HOURS.

The information in this brochure could save your life. Please read and share it with your family, friends and co-workers.

For more Information

State Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Agency
Tel: (787) 724-0124 (Central Office)

State Emergency Management and Disaster Administration Agency
Tel: (787) 864-1600 Fax: (787) 866-8619

Bajos de Haina Municipal Emergency Management Office
Tel: (809) 839-1330 Fax: (787) 839-1330

Oficina Nacional de Meteorologia (ONAMET), Santo Domingo, Rep. Dominicana
Tel: (787) 253-4586

http://www.tsunami.gov

Puerto Rico

For the preparation of the tsunami flood maps we first had to characterize the systems of local faults which history has shown as the main threat for earthquake tsunamis. For this, data recorded by the Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) was used. This included obtaining the basic parameters that control the tectonic tsunami generation: quake moment (Mo), fault dimensions and rupture geometry. The maps are design to help the communities located in the cost area to identify and reduce the vulnerability in case of inundation caused by tsunami.

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