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Belize Responds to Tsunami Warning
At approximately 2:24 am on May 28, 2009, the entire country of Belize was awoken by the shaking from a 7.1 magnitude earthquake which had struck Honduras. Given the magnitude, location, and depth of the earthquake (10km from the earth’s surface), the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issued a local tsunami warning for Honduras, Belize and Guatemala advising that a tsunami was expected to impact these countries within ten (10) minutes of the earthquake’s occurrence. 
Jamaica Activates Tsunami Procedures
At about 5:53 pm on January 12th, 2010, neigbouring Jamaica felt the impact of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake which struck 15 km South West of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  The earthquake occurred some 10 km below the earth’s surface (United States Geological Survey [USGS]), and based on its’ location, magnitude and depth characteristics, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) issued a local tsunami watch for Haiti, Cuba, The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic.   

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