Senior Director of Mitigation, Planning, Research and Development Division, ODPEM Anna Tucker Abraham, and Joyce Reynolds Robinson, Information Officer At ODPEM visited to discuss Jamaica’s geographic location along the northern margin of the Caribbean Plate and the presence of an active fault on the island makes Jamaica vulnerable to earthquakes. In an effort to increase awareness of this threat to the country the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) will roll out its Earthquake Awareness Week Public Education campaign, which will run from January 8 – 14, 2023 to encourage the public to be aware of the dangers associated with earthquakes under the theme: ‘Drop Cover Hold… Earthquake readiness is within your control”

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