by STAFF WRITER
February 15, 2022
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Feb 15, CMC – The Barbados Meteorological Services (BMS) Tuesday apologised “for any inconvenience caused” after the public were warned of a possible tsunami.
In a brief statement, the BMS said that there “are no tsunami watches or warnings in effect for Barbados” and blamed mal functioning technology for the situation.
“Version 2.3 of the BMS Insight App experienced an error, which issued a tsunami alert. This matter is being rectified,” the BMS added.
A tsunami is a series of large waves of extremely long wavelength and period usually generated by a violent, impulsive undersea disturbance or activity near the coast or in the ocean. The time between tsunami crests ranges from approximately five minutes to two hours. Dangerous tsunami currents can last for days.