Overlooked threat of tsunamis to the Caribbean discussed



Tsunamis are a true threat to the Caribbean region. According to Jim Lander of the University of Colorado, since 1530, tsunamis have caused more deaths in the Caribbean than in Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. east coast combined. A group of scientists recently convened in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to discuss the reality of the tsunami threat in the Caribbean. Workshop sessions also identified potential tsunamigenic Caribbean sources and discussed the need to establish some type of early warning system.