Articles tagged "caribbean"

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Scientists identify hotspots of coastal risks in Latin America and the Caribbean

500 000 people in Latin America and the Caribbean are at high risk from coastal hazards, according to a new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz and the University of Cantabria, Spain. The catastrophic 2017 hurricane season provided ample demonstrations of the...

November 07, 2017

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Caribbean region long overdue for a magnitude 8.0 earthquake

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has warned the Caribbean countries to be prepared for a major quake, the Jamaica Observer said in an article published today. The center recorded a total of 8 M4+ earthquakes...

August 23, 2016

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Chantal weakened into a tropical depression

Tropical Storm Chantal in Caribbean has lost its tropical characteristics while approaching Haiti. However, Chantal brought heavy rainfall in Central Haiti and the central and south coastal Dominican Republic. The low pressure system extends northeastward from the...

July 12, 2013

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Tropical Depression Eight becoming Tropical Storm "Harvey"

Tropical Depression 8 could continue to intensify into Tropical Storm "Harvey" by tonight if it remains over the warm waters of the northwestern Caribbean, just north of Honduras. The later landfall occurs, the stronger the tropical system and its winds...

August 19, 2011

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New coral map ranks reefs most at risk

The world's coral reefs face a multitude of threats, from rising ocean temperatures to overfishing. A new map aimed at aiding coral conservation has been developed that points out the reefs that are most and least at risk.The map, and the study that led to it, say

August 12, 2011

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Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana

Unusual lavas in the Caribbean apparently originated from the lost, ancient supercontinent of Gondwana, scientists have found. This discovery reveals that continental material can get dragged along the Earth's surface for more than a thousand miles and survive...

July 15, 2011