6.4 E-Quake N. of Puerto Rico/Quake in Australia

January 12th, 2014 at 11:48 pm by under Bill's Blog, News, Weather

shake map    A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 11:01 pm Sunday, 35 miles north of Hatillo, Puerto Rico (60 mi. NW of San Juan).  The depth of the quake was 17.7 miles.  It showed up on the seismograph at Yellowstone eight minutes later.   The quake was felt in Puerto Rico in Carolina, San Juan, Bayamón, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Caguas, Vega Alta, Ponce, Mayaguez and Aguada.  No tsunami.  This comes four years to the day after the disastrous magnitude 7.0 Haiti earthquake.  Here’s the shake map with about 1,000 responses as I write this…shaking was said to be light and felt throughout Puerto Rico – also in the Dominican Republic.  Minor damage has been reported.  There were reports of broken windows, cracked walls and floors, several power outages and one water main was broken.  At least 75 aftershocks have been reported, including several greater than magnitude 3.5.  The shaking reportedly lasted about 10 seconds.  There was some minor swaying of buildings in San Juan.  No reports of injuries have been received.  A strong 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred in that same area in 1918 and there were 116 fatalities were reported with that quake.  Several e-quakes between magnitude 5.0 and 5.4 have been recorded in the past 15 years in that area.

A small earthquake as also occurred in/near Melbourne, Australia (Ferntree Gully area).

14 Responses to “6.4 E-Quake N. of Puerto Rico/Quake in Australia”

  1. Jack says:

    FIRST….. And CUE Russ Taff Tuned Called ” SHAKE” ()()()( Live) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVACbEvo-8w. :-)

    1. Jo Anne says:

      We are in the last days before Christ returns–Keep looking up!….+….

      1. Jack says:

        AMEN..sister !!

    2. Uncle Sparkee says:

      Love ol Russ Taff! Let’s all do the shakeys!

  2. WswPlz says:

    Reminds me of Ca in 1988. Earthquakes are a weird sensation. Off topic…My 49ers picked up win :) on to Seattle, grudge match.

  3. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    In that area there is a very deep trench and it’s the deepest part of the Atlantic Ocean

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Rico_Trench

    Glad there dose not appear to be much if any land damage.
    SlimJim

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      I wonder if that’s because it was 17.7 miles deep?

  4. Uncle Sparkee says:

    Reminds me of the great white buffalo running thru the great plain states. The red man would listen for vibrations I’m the ground. When the ground shook, they knew the hunting gods would soon be blessing them with a bountiful supply of meat and skins.

    1. Mark (East Lansing) says:

      Someone’s got the munchies….

      1. WswPlz says:

        Buffalo jerky coming up.

  5. WswPlz says:

    As far as earth quakes go 6.4 is substantial however unless it were to occur in a populated area more centered over land it usually want cause to much damage. Of course depending on the quality of structures, which in this location of the world is not close to our standards. Just for example 6.4 on the Richter scale would be like 60 kilotons of TNT, but a 7.0 like the one in Hati( 6.9 in 89 in Ca) is equivalent to nearly 500 kilotons of TNT. So there is a huge difference even though it’s relatively close on a numerical scale. A 7.0 in that area would cause Massive destruction.

  6. WswPlz says:

    If you were to get in the 8.3 range you would be now talking about an earthquake larger than the biggest nuclear weapon ever tested to date.( 50 megatons). The Sumatra( Indonesia ) earthquake 2007 was a 8.5.

  7. Nathan (Forest Hills) says:

    WWA for areas well north of Muskegon. Still waiting for the discussion.

  8. Jack says:

    Hey uncle Sparkeee &nephew INDY ! Here is Tune, from My FARM 2 Yours … Just a little ole “Feats” Song Called , ” DOWN ON THE FARM “”" cue:::: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh9iycVZubE. stay…CUED and Happy MOANDAY !!! ???? Lol….. ;-)

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