Tsunami warning inadequate, official

St. John’s Antigua- The Chief Met Officer Keithly Meade says tsunami warning systems for the Caribbean are inadequate.

He says the warning systems currently in place are only good events originating in certain areas

 

Keithly Meade: [media id=1265]

 

Yesterday a 7.6 earthquake rocked Costa Rica, rattling buildings and cutting power in some areas of the capital of San Jose, a Reuters correspondent and the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake hit close to Samara, a coastal area on the Pacific some 151 kms (94 miles) from the capital city. A Caribbean-wide tsunami was issued for the Caribbean in error but was later canceled.

The event brought to light questions about the country’s preparedness for a tsunami.