Tag: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Moderate Earthquake Hits Eastern Caribbean; But No Tsunami Threat

PORT OF SPAIN — The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre are reporting that a moderate 4.8 earthquake struck a short time ago in the eastern Caribbean.  The earthquake struck at 10:59 pm local time, roughly 75 miles northwest of Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and roughly […]

3 Earthquakes In Last 24 Hours For Puerto Rico, USVI … But No Tsunami Threat

SAN JUAN —Three earthquakes unsettled parts of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico in the last 24 hours. A moderate 3.6 magnitude quake struck 60 miles north-northwest of St. Thomas. None of the earthquakes that struck our portion of the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; and there was no risk of […]

Earthquakes Shake Up Haiti and Puerto Rico; No Tsunami Threat

PORT-AU-PRINCE — A series of earthquakes has rattled the Caribbean this week, including a moderate 4.6 which struck along western Haiti overnight Thursday night. Fortunately, none of the fifteen earthquakes that struck the Caribbean were strong enough to generate a tsunami; as such, there is no risk of tsunami to the U.S. Virgin Islands and […]

SHAKE AND BAKE: 4.9 Magnitude Quake Strikes Off Of Antigua And Barbuda

ST. JOHN’S — A strong earthquake rocked the Caribbean a short time ago; fortunately, the earthquake wasn’t large enough to generate a tsunami and there is no tsunami threat at this time. The  quake, originally classified as a magnitude 4.9 earthquake, struck at 6:47 p.m. Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The USGS reviewed data […]

St. Thomas Hit By Moderate 3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Early This Morning: USGS

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 3.4 magnitude earthquake hit five miles southwest of St. Thomas at 3:24 today, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The moderate quake struck 2.5 miles underground at 18.285°N  64.986°W, according to the USGS. “Wow, I didn’t feel anything here on St Thomas,” Danielle Vanessa Lief said. “Whoa! That’s a decent sized one,” Tammi […]

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Haiti; At Least 1,000 People Killed

PORT-AU-PRINCE — At least 1,000 people were killed and hundreds were injured and missing after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on Saturday, and Prime Minister Ariel Henry said he was rushing aid to areas where towns were destroyed and hospitals overwhelmed with incoming patients. The epicenter of the quake was about 125 kilometers (78 […]

‘Moderate’ 4.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes West of Ponce In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A 4.2 magnitude earthquake occurred early this morning 7.5 miles west of Ponce, the United States Geological Survey reported. The “moderate” quake hit at a shallow depth of 12 miles beneath the epicenter near Ponce, Segundo Barrio, Puerto Rico, at 1:18 a.m. today. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake […]

Earthquakes Rattle Puerto Rico & U.S. Virgin Islands; But No Tsunami Threat

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 Guanica. The second was a […]

5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Barbados, St. Lucia And Antigua Today

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados was shaken near Crane, Saint Philip, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 early this morning, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported. The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Crane, Saint Philip, Barbados, early morning on Monday 29 March 2021 at 2:35 am local […]

15 Earthquakes Recorded In Puerto Rico On Christmas Eve, Seismic Network Says

SAN JUAN — A series of earthquakes in Puerto Rico on Thursday ranged from magnitude 2.1 to a preliminary magnitude of 4.8 on the Richter scale. The Puerto Rico Seismic Network, Red Sísmica, has recorded earth movements in the south since early Thursday morning. None caused a tsunami alert, but island residents have shown concern […]