- A strong earthquake shakes Puerto Rico.
- The tremor was registered with a magnitude of 4.9.
- The epicenter of the earthquake was located southeast of the island municipality of Vieques.
Puerto Rico earthquake. Once again, one of the most terrifying natural phenomena such as the earthquake has been causing terror in people. A strong magnitude 4.9 earthquake was registered this October 8 afternoon in the southeast of Puerto Rico, without generating any warning of tsunami nor cause significant material damage.
The Puerto Rico Seismic Network announced through social networks that the earthquake took place in the Puerto Rican country, in which fortunately it did not spark a tsunami warning or surveillance for that territory and the United States Virgin Islands, according to the Efe Agency.
Earthquake in Puerto Rico
Everything seems to indicate that the season of tremors It is not over yet, and it is that this natural phenomenon that terrifies people so much on most occasions that is present brings great disasters with it. At this time it is very common to see several earthquakes in different parts of the world.
The earthquake surprised all citizens when the movement of the earth reached Puerto Rican lands. Initially, it was reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 4.9, but so far no reports of damage to homes or injured people have been released.
Puerto Rico earthquake: Epicenter
The government agency of the Puerto Rico Seismic Network indicated that the natural phenomenon was felt with the greatest intensity in Arroyo, a municipality on the southeast coast of Puerto Rico. Causing great fright and concern to the people who reside in that place and felt the telluric movement.
The epicenter of the earthquake was located southeast of the island municipality of Vieques at a point between latitude 17.936 and longitude 65.29, one kilometer deep. The tremor was recorded around 2:36 p.m. Even the earthquake was felt through a good part of the geography of the Caribbean island, as it was disclosed through social networks.
Puerto Rico earthquake: No Tsunami warning
Through social networks, several meteorologists who announced the earthquake in Puerto Rico, mentioned that there was no probability of a Tsunami and that the damage registered by the movement of the earth was minor, not serious at all. Several netizens were shocked when they saw the surprising news.
“Preliminary magnitude 4.9 there is no danger of a tsunami,” said the meteorologist from Teleonce, Deborah Martorell on her Twitter account. Despite this, the Puerto Rican people are not confident and remain on the alert in case a similar earthquake occurs in the area.
Puerto Rico earthquake: take precautions
Puerto Rico earthquake: Another earthquake
Previously a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck the area in Tokyo, Japan, but authorities said there is no danger of a tsunami. The Meteorological Agency indicated that the epicenter of the earthquake was in Chiba prefecture, just east of Tokyo, at a depth of 80 kilometers (48 miles), but the USGS said it was 5.9 according to the Daily Mail and to the AP news agency.
The earthquake shook buildings, but so far there were no reports of injuries or damage. Images of the earthquake began to circulate on social networks that have impressed Internet users, but the inhabitants were frightened for a few seconds.
Puerto Rico earthquake: Came with great force
According to data from the Japanese public broadcaster NHK, the tremor registered a ‘5 plus’ tremor on the Japan earthquake intensity scale, shaking Tokyo and surrounding areas on Thursday night local time. Several bullet train lines were stopped by the earthquake, the station reported.
The power of the earthquake could cause considerable damage to buildings and power outages. The movement caused the buildings to totter, however there are no preliminary reports of considerable damage or injuries, but the review continues, but no tsunami danger.
NHK public television showed a sign hanging from the ceiling of its offices that swayed violently. Power lines shook in the Suginami district of Tokyo. High-speed trains, the Shinkansen, going in and out of Tokyo stopped momentarily, NHK said. But without danger of tsunami.
Video taken in the busy downtown districts of Shibuya and Shinjuku showed moving cars and people walking the streets as usual. New Prime Minister Fumio Kishida posted a message on Twitter urging people to “check the latest information and take action to protect their lives,” but there was no tsunami warning. Filed Under: Puerto Rico earthquake
Earthquake in Pakistan
Hours before the report of the earthquake in Japan, a powerful earthquake was reported that caused the collapse of at least one coal mine and many mud houses in southwestern Pakistan early Thursday morning, causing 20 deaths and more than 200 injuries, reported an official.
The death toll is expected to rise as rescue teams scour the remote mountainous area, Suhail Anwar Shaheen, deputy commissioner for the region, said as they surveyed the affected area. Filed Under: Puerto Rico earthquake
There were dead
At least four of those killed lost their lives when the coal mine where they worked collapsed, Shaheen said, citing reports from miners in the area. Up to 100 homes collapsed burying residents while they slept, the official added.
The 5.9-magnitude quake had its epicenter about 15 kilometers (9 miles) north-northeast of Harnai in Balochistan province, according to the United States Geological Survey. Initially it was said to have a magnitude of 5.7. It occurred about 9 kilometers (5.5 miles) deep; shallower earthquakes tend to cause more damage. Filed Under: Puerto Rico earthquake
It happened at dawn
The site, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from Quetta, the provincial capital, is dotted with coal mines, which is why Shaheen feared the death toll could rise. The earthquake occurred in the early morning, with many of the miners already at their jobs, he explained.
The Pakistani army was deployed to the area to airlift dozens of wounded from the mountain tops. At least nine people in critical condition were taken to the provincial hospital in Quetta. Rescue teams reached the mountains, the army said in a statement. Filed Under: Puerto Rico earthquake
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