Tag: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Tallest Galapagos Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava, Ash

QUITO, Ecuador — The tallest mountain in the Galapagos islands was erupting on Friday, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute. A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano rose to 3,793 meters (12,444 feet) above sea level following the eruption that began […]

3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts St. Thomas On Saturday; No Tsunami Effect: USGS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — With the 3.4 magnitude earthquake that shook the northern U.S. Virgin Islands on Saturday, St. Thomas has now experienced two tremors in seven days. Luckily, the latest jolt was too weak to create any damage nor initiate any kind of tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The earthquake struck on the ocean […]

Earthquakes Rattle St. John, Tortola, Puerto Rico And St. Kitts On Sunday: USGS

CRUZ BAY — Minor earthquakes rattled four islands in the Caribbean on Sunday evening, including St. John and Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, (USGS) and the UWI Seismic Unit. The USGS reported that a 5.4 quake was recorded 47 miles east of Cruz Bay, St. John and 5.2 magnitude quake was reported […]

Magnitude 3.9 Earthquake Strikes Near Tortola In British Virgin Islands: USGS

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake was reported at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, 31 miles north-northeast of the British Virgin Islands, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The BVI earthquake occurred 42 miles north-northeast of Cruz Bay, 47 miles northeast of Charlotte Amalie, 79 miles north-northeast of St. Croix and 81 miles northeast of […]

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico … No Reports Of Injuries: USGS

SAN JUAN — Tourists have told how they woke up late Monday night when their high-rise buildings started “moving from side to side strongly.” “Doors, lamps, hanging plants all swinging rather hard,” one person tweeted. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday, the United States Geological Survey said. There […]

4.1 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off British Virgin Islands On Friday Morning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.1 magnitude earthquake hit about 42 miles northeast of Anegada in the British Virgin Islands on Friday morning. The earthquake, detected about 10:22 a.m. Friday, did not trigger a tsunami, however. Besides the BVI, minor shaking was also felt in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The quake’s epicenter hit about 48 […]

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Dominican Republic Today

SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of Boca de Yuma at a […]

‘Light Magnitude’ Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO — A “light magnitude” earthquake struck about 40 miles off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic just after noon on Wednesday. The quake registered 4.3 on the Richter Scale and occurred at a depth of about 7.45 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS said the earthquake happened at 12:42 […]

Virgin Islands and 11 Other Caribbean Countries Felt 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake On Sunday Morning

ROAD TOWN, Tortola – The U.S. Virgin Islands and at least 11 other Caribbean countries were were unsettled by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake early on Sunday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that at 7:29 a.m. the tremor affected Anguilla, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Martin, Sint Maarten, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, […]

Indonesian Tsunami Leaves Nearly 400 Dead, Panic and Chaos In Its Wake

LABUAN, Indonesia — Indonesian fisherman Yadi was at his seaside home on the west coast of Java island when he felt a light breeze picking up on Saturday night as hundreds of people milled about in nearby restaurants, enjoying barbecued fish. Then a surge of seawater swept up the beach, scattering the crowds, flattening buildings, […]