Tag: United States Geological Survey (USGS)

St. Thomas Wakes Up To 2 ‘Minor’ Earthquakes On Thanksgiving Morning

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two “minor” earthquakes struck in the open waters off the north coast of St. Thomas in the last four hours, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center said this morning. The first quake of magnitude 4.7 registered 68 miles north-northwest of Charlotte Amalie at 3:07 a.m. today, the EMSC said. Its epicenter was located […]

‘Minor’ Earthquake Shakes Tortola and Sandy Ground Village In Anguilla Sunday

ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake occurred Sunday afternoon northeast of the British Virgin Islands. No injuries were reported. The 3.6 magnitude struck about 63 miles northeast of Tortola about 12:01 p.m. Sunday, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said. The quake’s epicenter was located at latitude 18.83°N and longitude 63.76°W and occurred 24.86 miles underground, […]

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes 38 Miles From St. Croix This Afternoon: USGS

CHRISTIANSTED — An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter Scale struck in open water within 38 miles east-northeast of St. Croix this afternoon, authorities said. The tremor occurred at 2:24 p.m. today at a depth of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers), the U.S. Geological Survey said. Erik Ackerson, a spokesman for the Virgin Islands’ Territorial Emergency […]

2 Earthquakes Shake, Rattle, Roll Puerto Rico … Latest In Series Of Quakes

SAN JUAN — Two strong earthquakes have shaken Puerto Rico, but there have been no reports of injuries in the latest of a series of tremors that have hit the U.S. commonwealth since late December. A tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.5 hit just southwest of the island in the afternoon on Friday. It […]

5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Puerto Rico

PONCE — A 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico this morning, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but 50 families were displaced from their homes. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit just off the coast of […]

Moderate 5.0 Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico’s Southeastern Coast … Again

SAN JUAN — There’s been another earthquake just off the southern coast of Puerto Rico. The 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck around 9:45 a.m. today about 14 miles southeast of Guanica, the United States Geological Survey said. Information about injuries or damage was not immediately available. The latest earthquakes comes as the island has been trying […]

Major 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Jamaica, Cayman Islands

KINGSTON — A major 7.7-magnitude earthquake hit off the northwest coast of Jamaica today about 78 miles west of the Cayman Islands. But no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at latitude 19.3, longitude 78.8 and released the energy equivalent of 84 atomic bombs at 2:10 p.m. today at a depth of 10 kilometers, […]

5.0 Earthquake Rocks Southern Puerto Rico Today Amid Ongoing Tremors

SAN JUAN — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico today at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of eight miles (13 kilometers) around the southern […]

Successive Concussive Earthquakes Keep Getting Bigger In Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN — A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn today, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. commonwealth that has been shaking for the past week. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The quake was followed […]

3 Earthquakes In 6 Days Rattle Puerto Rico And Keep Borinquens On Edge

SAN JUAN — A 4.9-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. commonwealth. The most recent quake occurred eight miles south of Guayanilla at a shallow depth of four miles and was felt in the capital of San Juan and […]