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Tech & Science Puerto Rico Struck By 5.9-Magnitude Shock Amid Week Of Devastating Seismic Activity

23:15  11 january  2020
23:15  11 january  2020 Source:   gizmodo.com.au

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 6.5- magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the U.S. territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas. A tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

Puerto Rico ’s governor, Wanda Vásquez, declared a state of emergency and activated the The USGS said that while it’s virtually certain there will be many aftershocks in the next week , the A magnitude 5.8 earthquake in puerto rico that struck early Monday morning collapsed five homes in

a person holding a frisbee in front of a house: One of the many buildings damaged by this week’s barrage of seismic activity in Puerto Rico. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo, Getty Images)© Photo: Ricardo Arduengo, Getty Images One of the many buildings damaged by this week’s barrage of seismic activity in Puerto Rico. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo, Getty Images)

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Saturday morning, one of three powerful shocks to wrack the island recently following weeks of smaller quakes. The shake further exacerbated the devastating effects left from Tuesday’s 6.4 magnitude earthquake, the strongest the area’s felt in nearly a century.

I’d usually quip something here about bad luck coming in threes, but at this point I’m just quietly begging the universe to, please, just let Puerto Rico catch a break.

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A 6.4- magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, and was followed three hours later by an aftershock measuring 6.0. You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. 6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic

Puerto Rico has been hit by a 6.4- magnitude earthquake, resulting in at least one death and causing island-wide power cuts, officials say. This most recent quake, which began early on Tuesday morning, was the strongest in a series of quakes that have damaged Puerto Rico this week .

Originally calculated at magnitude 6.0, Saturday’s quake hit around 9 a.m. off the island’s southern coast, leaving roughly 5,000 customers without power, NBC News reported. Many of them had only just recovered it after Tuesday’s temblor knocked out power across the island. The day prior, a 5.8-magnitude earthquake also shook the island, damaging homes and destroying a famous natural landmark, Punta Ventana. In total, this week’s string of seismic activity has killed at least one person and injured nine others, according to NBC’s report.

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Strong quake followed by an aftershock measuring 6.0, causing heavy damage in some areas.

A camera was rolling in a sound recording booth when a 6.4- magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday. It was followed three hours later by an aftershock measuring 6.0. Eight people were injured in the city of Ponce.

Witnesses reported concrete debris toppling into the streets Saturday as schools and homes already leveled by earlier quakes took further damage. This morning’s earthquake triggered a landslide in the southern municipality of Peñuelas, forcing people to flee for their lives, Telemundo Puerto Rico reported. Puerto Rico’s second-largest city, Ponce, faces $US150 ($217) million in damages and 700 residents rendered homeless in the wake of this week’s quakes, Congressman Darren Soto posted on Twitter as he visited the island Saturday. He shared several pictures of the aftermath, including one of Ponce’s now-cracked bridge to the nearby town of Guánica.

According to experts, Saturday’s shake is technically an aftershock of Tuesday’s earthquake, one of several other 5.0 magnitude ones recorded overnight. “The one this morning is the strongest one,” U.S. Geological Survey geophysicist Randy Baldwin told NBC.

And it likely won’t be the last; the USGS predicts a “high likelihood” of aftershocks measuring in the magnitude 3.0 range, as well as a 12 per cent chance for another measuring around magnitude 6.0 or larger.

While Puerto Rico regularly experiences earthquakes, such a barrage is a bit unusual. The island is “fairly seismically active,” Wendy Bohon, a geologist with the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, previously told Earther, because it’s situated at the fault of two tectonic plates, the Caribbean Plate and North American Plate. Few earthquakes in the area have been as strong as this week’s onslaught, though. The last to even come close were a magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck between Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in 1970 and a magnitude 7.7 quake that shook the island in 1943.

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