Tag: earthquake

Jamaica and the Caribbean’s Tsunami History

What are tsunamis? Tsunamis are a series of waves generated in the sea by sudden vertical displacements of a column of seawater. They come in all sizes from less than 1cm to tens of metres. An earthquake must have a magnitude of

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 6, 2016

It’s Sexual Harassment – Proposed Law Frowns On Gayle-Like Conduct. If a Sexual Harassment Bill tabled last month in Parliament becomes law, utterances like those made recently by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle to a female Australian reporter could lead to

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Are You Prepared In Case There Is An Earthquake?

Earthquakes are unpredictable natural disasters, so people are generally caught unawares when one strikes. We have seen photos, videos and relics of the unbelievable devastation, here in Jamaica, in neighbouring Haiti and now in Nepal, where more than 4,000 people have been

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How To Conduct An Earthquake Hazard Hunt

We never know when an earthquake will hit, and general thinking is that there’s little or nothing we can do to prepare for one, in the manner that we ‘batten down’ for hurricanes. But there are steps you can take to help

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Did You Know – It’s Earthquake Awareness Month

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management marked the beginning of Earthquake Awareness Month on January 6. This Wordless Wednesday, we share a few photos from The Gleaner‘s archives of the damage done by earthquakes in Jamaica over the past century.

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Top Tips On The diGBlog

It’s Tip Thursday, but we’re doing things a little differently today. Instead of sharing tips with you, we are looking back at some of the most shared posts in this category since we started doing them in December 2012. Take

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 5, 2014

Heat Over Hylton – Parliament Comes To Boil As Gov’t Stands By Appointment Of Tivoli Commissioner. Attorney General Patrick Atkinson yesterday accused the parliamentary Opposition of seeking to besmirch the character and reputation of jurist Velma Hylton… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 30, 2014

Bruce Backs Banks – Former PM Says Fees Are Warranted To Keep Institutions Afloat. In joining the debate on fees and charges levied by commercial banks, former Prime Minister Bruce Golding has called for Jamaicans to be fair and avoid what

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#diGoftheday – Stop Unnecessary Earthquake Panic

Hey diGgers Have you had a chance to catch up on local news for today via The Gleaner Online? Be sure not to miss this story ‘Stop Unnecessary Earthquake Panic, Lyew-Ayee Urges’. Where Dr Parris Lyew-Ayee Jr, director of the Mona GeoInformatics Institute

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 17, 2014

I Can’t Say There’ll Be No New Taxes, Says PM. The country is getting mixed messages about whether Jamaicans will be called on to pay new taxes during the next fiscal year. While Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips was emphatic that

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