Venezuela's President Maduro Looking Out For Possible Tsunami In the Caribbean


Kingsley Irish

Release Date

Saturday, July 25, 2015


Venezuela's President, Nicolas Maduro, said his government is "keeping watch" for a possible tsunami in the Caribbean. Maduro made these statements via twitter on Friday, following Trinidad's Seismic Research Center warning seismic activity in the underwater volcano Kick' em Jenny just off Grenada.

On Thursday, the Seismic Research Centre had issued an "orange alert," which signified that "a possible eruption could begin in less than 24 hours."

Maduro stated via twitter; "I am in contact with governors, military chiefs and emergency management offices keeping watch for a possible tsunami in the Caribbean following the alert issued.

He went on to mention that "all measures have been taken to enable us to act whatever the circumstances."

President Maduro expressed his will for calm and reassured citizens that his government is coordinating with other Caribbean countries and international organizations "on a real-time, objective follow-up of this preventive alert" issued Thursday by the Seismic Research Centre

Venezuela has more than 2,700 kilometers (1,700 miles) of Caribbean coastline, hence their concern with the threat of a tsunami

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