|Puerto Rico Tsunami Technical
Review Committee is Established
On April 1, 2004 the Puerto Rico Tsunami Technical Review Committee met for the first time at the headquarters of the Puerto Rico State Emergency Management Agency (PRSEMA). Twenty five representatives from the state and federal agencies and the University of Puerto Rico attended the meeting. The two invited speakers were Dr. Laura Kong, Director of the International Tsunami Information Center and Dr. Charles McCreery, Director of the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. They gave an overview of tsunamis, the Pacific tsunami warning system and the role of the Hawaii Tsunami Technical Review Committee (HTTRC).
The establishment of this committee was
one of the action items agreed upon at the Caribbean
Tsunami Protocol Workshop which was held in Mayagüez, PR in January,
2003. Similar to the HTTRC, the activities of the PRTTRC will be
1. Identification of tsunami hazard and risk
by: Christa G. von Hillebrandt-Andrade, Director and Assistant Researcher
Puerto Rico Seismic Network, University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez,
PI Puerto Rico Tsunami Warning and Mitigation Program.