Public Seismic Network Inc., Dominica (DPSN) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization on the Caribbean Island of Dominica. DPSN's membership is made up of ordinary citizens from all walks of life. DPSN's purpose is build a constituency of well informed residents who not only know how to respond to catastrophic geological disasters but support hazard mitigation efforts in the community.
Dominica is a volcanic island located in the inner arc, midway down the chain of islands forming the Eastern Caribbean. Unlike the other volcanic islands in this chain which each have one potentially active volcano, Dominica has nine - the highest concentration of volcanoes in the world. Frequent swarms of volcanic quakes under these volcanoes coupled with occasional tectonic quakes along the nearby North Atlantic/Caribbean plate boundary constantly remind us of the serious seismic dangers which lurk even on tranquil, beautiful islands like Dominica. Knowing what to do when an earthquake strikes can really save lives.