NOAA and the National Tsunami Hazards Mitigation Program are providing the framework for a tsunami response exercise on March 24, 2010. The exercise simulates the West Coast Alaska Tsunami Warning Center response for a major earthquake and tsunami in the Atlantic Ocean. The Atlantic exercise, entitled LANTEX 10, simulates a magnitude 7.5 earthquake off the New England coast with an induced continental slope slump that generates a major tsunami.

For the LANTEX 2010 Handbook in English click here.

For the LANTEX 2010 Handbook in En Español click here, courtesy of Puerto Rico Seismic Network

All emergency management agencies in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are invited to use this opportunity to exercise response plans.

Also on March 24, 2010, the National Weather Service in coordination  with the Puerto Rico State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC), the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency, and the Puerto Rico Seismic Network will be conducting a live tsunami warning code Emergency Alert System test which will be heard on radio and seen on TV  throughout Puerto Rico between 1005 am AST and 1035 am AST.

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