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Old 01-06-2020, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere on the Moon.
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Early this morning a 5.8 earthquake off the coast of the town of Guánica in Southwestern Puerto Rico. The earthquake was felt in all Puerto Rico, but damages were reported in places as far away as Mayagüez on the western coast of Puerto Rico and in Ponce, the second largest city pf Puerto Rico. Hopefully no one from the forum that lives in Puerto Rico or has family/friends there suffered any lost lives. Material things can always be repaired or replaced.

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Old 01-06-2020, 10:59 AM
 
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:09 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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These earthquakes are especially worrying given the large amount of informal housing which doesn't meet building code standards which specifically include being able to withstand earthquakes of a certain scale.
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Old 01-06-2020, 06:25 PM
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uff - dia de los reyes. (https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...leria-2539010/)

hope this means that stress is being released in small bursts rather than a big bang.

Puerto Rico Seismic Network

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i remember one year in the fifth grade we actually heard the earthquake - there was a roar like thunder but the skies were clear and within a second the ground started shaking. so we all ran outside.
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Old 01-06-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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uff - dia de los reyes. (https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...leria-2539010/)

hope this means that stress is being released in small bursts rather than a big bang.

Puerto Rico Seismic Network

all recent quakes:
Puerto Rico Seismic Network

i remember one year in the fifth grade we actually heard the earthquake - there was a roar like thunder but the skies were clear and within a second the ground started shaking. so we all ran outside.
When I lived in PR, never once did I experience a tremor, let alone an earthquake. Times have changed, and earthquakes are now part of the list of concerns of living in my native Puerto Rico. Hopefully, this will give cause to ensure building/construction codes take earthquakes into account. Bigger/stronger rebar? Wider support pillars? Flexible anchoring systems? I'm not a civil engineer but these are some remedies utilized in earthquake prone areas.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:34 AM
 
Location: North of Canada, but not the Arctic
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Holy ****! They keep coming!
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Old 01-07-2020, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Philly
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https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...ivity-n1111666

a bigger one today
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Old 01-07-2020, 08:17 AM
 
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This one was felt in places as faraway as The Virgin Islands and eastern parts of the Dominican Republic, including waking up many people in Santo Domingo.
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Old 01-07-2020, 09:05 PM
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more: https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/...leria-2539161/

the main viaduct in mayaguez was damaged. traffic will be a nightmare and affect businesses and people along that stretch of road
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:33 AM
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Bigger/stronger rebar? Wider support pillars? Flexible anchoring systems? I'm not a civil engineer but these are some remedies utilized in earthquake prone areas.
You can't put those things on a shack.
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