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… report describes major activities and events related to the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR) in the Americas, and discusses experiences, … measures adopted, preparedness and prevention activities, institutional and legal framework for DRR, and implemented projects and international cooperation in disaster … measures adopted, preparedness and prevention activities, institutional and legal framework for DRR, and implemented projects and international cooperation in disaster …
GENEVA, 8 June 2012 - The magnitude 4.0 earthquake recorded off the coast of Antigua on 11 May is "a warning that the Caribbean should prepare for a much more severe earthquake to come," says a leading expert. Seismologist Joan Latchman of the Seismic Research Unit in Trinidad and Tobago said: "Caribbean islands lie in an area of relatively high earthq…