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SAN JUAN — A series of earthquakes have rattled Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands over the last week; fortunately, there was no tsunami threat from the seismic activity. The five earthquakes in Puerto Rico have been relatively light. The first was a 2.2 located a mile outside of

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CHRISTIANSTED — Police responded this week to a bomb threat that backed up traffic on St. Croix and a hoax tsunami warning that caused confusion on St. Thomas. A bomb threat was called in to the St. Croix Gastroenterology Center in Herman Hill on Wednesday, according to a message posted

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SAN JUAN — A tropical storm formed just over 500 miles northeast of Puerto Rico on March 6, 1908.  This oddball storm tracked south-southwest, intensifying to a Category 2 strength as it tracked near the northern Leeward Islands of Saint-Barthélemy and Saint Kitts and Nevis. “We of the islands in and around

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SAN JUAN — Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries research team. It was found during an underwater expedition using

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MIAMI — With a just a little more than a week left in hurricane season, the National Hurricane Center is once again monitoring an area of low pressure that has resurfaced in the Atlantic basin. The disturbance, located to the northeast of the Caribbean today, has a 20 percent chance

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TALLAHASSEE, Florida — A first of its kind assessment of coral reefs in U.S. waters is again sounding the alarm over the continued decline of these sensitive underwater ecosystems, which scientists deem essential to the health of the world’s oceans amid the environmental effects posed by human activity and climate

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MANAGUA — Hurricane Iota has made landfall in Nicaragua as a Category 4 storm, with the Central American region bracing for the possibility of catastrophic damage. Iota crossed into Nicaragua near the town of Haulover, approximately 15 miles south of where Hurricane Eta also struck as a Category 4 on

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MANAGUA — Like the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, Nicaragua and Honduras are expected to face a one-two punch of major hurricanes just weeks apart in the form of Hurricanes Eta and Iota. Tropical Storm Iota was brewing in the Caribbean Sea early today and some families in Honduras are

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MIAMI — As Eta makes its way past Tampa Bay and Theta moves away from the United States, forecasters are keeping an eye on a tropical wave as the record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season continues. According to the National Hurricane Center, the tropical wave has a 90 percent chance of forming within the

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MIAMI — A gentle reminder that the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season is not over yet. In fact, it runs all the way until November 30th! Forecasters are starting to watch yet another disturbance for possible formation in the Caribbean Sea. Yes, it could be named eventually, but right now, no

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