Hazards Affecting Jamaica

Earthquakes

An earthquake is a natural phenomenon like rain. Earthquakes have occurred for billions of years. Descriptions as old as recorded history show the significant effects they have had on people’s lives.

Tsunamis

Tsunamis are often incorrectly referred to as tidal waves, but a tsunami is actually a series of waves that can travel at speeds averaging 450 – 600 miles per hour in the open ocean.

Droughts

Droughts, also identified as a moisture deficiency, has adverse effects on a community usually by reducing food production or surface water supplies.

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