Tag: U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Minor Earthquake Felt in Tortola Was One of Nine Quakes Around BVI, St. Thomas and Puerto Rico on Sunday

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake took place about 24 miles off the coast of the British Virgin Islands on Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it took place about 5:39 p.m. Sunday, registered 3.5 on the Richter Scale and was about 60 miles underground. It was […]

BVI Earthquake Monitoring Equipment Is Back Up and Working Thanks To University of Puerto Rico

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI — The impacts of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on the strong motion and seismic network throughout the BVI is being examined this week. Director of the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program at the Department of Civil Engineering and Surveying of the University of Puerto Rico at […]

Team of Four U.S. Scientists Scour Geologic Evidence on Anegada For Clues To Long-Term Storm and Tsunami Record

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] ROAD TOWN, Tortola — Researchers affiliated with the United States Geological Survey returned to Anegada this month to examine the environmental impacts of Hurricane Irma and to determine the connections to long-term storm and tsunami records. The four-member team collected further evidence and took the opportunity to meet with officials […]

‘Minor’ Earthquakes of 3.6 and 3.7 in Magnitude Strike Near St. Lucia and Dominican Republic

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] CASTRIES — The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has received information from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center, Trinidad, indicating that that there was a 3.7 magnitude earthquake about 70 miles north east of St. Lucia’s capital city at 9:32 p.m., on Jan. 22. The earthquake occurred […]

Major Earthquake Strikes Caribbean Between Honduras and the Cayman Islands … Tsunami Warning Extends Out 621 Miles From Epicenter

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] TEGUCIGALPA — A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean region between the coast of Honduras and the Cayman Islands on Tuesday night and the Virgin Islands government caused widespread panic when the Lieutenant Governor held a press conference the next day and told people to go to higher ground. There […]

USGS Biologist Starting Over After Hurricane Irma Damages Her Home, Office and Research Site

DIRT HURTS: Sediment can smother corals, but Hurricane Hole has no sediment-bearing freshwater streams. Its clear waters are habitat for an entire community of marine life, including Montastrea corals and squirrelfish. (Photo: Caroline Rogers, USGS) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CRUZ BAY — Coral reef expert Caroline Rogers was the only USGS employee in the Virgin Islands when […]

USGS STUDY: As Coral Reefs Die Off, Huge Swaths of the Ocean’s Seafloor Are Deteriorating Along With Them

BLUE DEATH:┬áThis Elkhorn coral (Acropora palmata) near Buck Island, St. Croix, has died and collapsed. As coral reef structure degrades, valuable habitat for marine life is lost and nearby coastlines become more susceptible to storms, waves and erosion. (Curt Storlazzi/U.S. Geological Survey) [ad name=”HTML-68″] CHRISTIANSTED — U.S. government scientists have found a dramatic impact from […]