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Structural damage after shallow M5.4 aftershock hits southern Puerto Rico

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.4 hit southern Puerto Rico at 11:13 UTC (07:13 LT) on May 2, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 9 km (5.6 miles). The quake occurred at Tallaboa, with extensive damage reported on the island, including...

May 05, 2020

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Bright daylight fireball over Puerto Rico

A bright ball of fire was seen flashing across the sky over Puerto Rico at 21:27 UTC (17:27 local time) on Friday, January 17, 2020. Some of the residents reported loud noise associated with the event. The American Meteor Society (AMS) receiver 31 reports from...

January 20, 2020

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Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 (downgraded from M6.0) hit southern Puerto Rico at 12:54 UTC (08:54 LT) on January 11, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The quake comes 4 days after shallow M6.4 -- the...

January 11, 2020

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Puerto Rico under state of emergency after worst quake in 102 years

A state of emergency has been declared in Puerto Rico after a series of tremors and a powerful M6.4 earthquake on Tuesday, January 7, 2020-- the worst ever in the US territory in 102 years. More than half of Puerto Rico's three million population remained...

January 09, 2020

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Very strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Puerto Rico -- power outages, widespread damage reported

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 (downgraded from M6.5) hit southern Puerto Rico at 08:24 UTC (04:24 local time) on January 7, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 6.7 km (4.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 10 km...

January 07, 2020

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Intense earthquake swarm shaking southern Puerto Rico, damage reported after today's M5.8

Numerous moderate to strong earthquakes shook southern Puerto Rico over the past 9 days, with the strongest earthquake in the sequence -- M5.8 on January 6, 2020. The quake struck 13 km (8 miles) SSE of Indios. "I've spent 29 years with Puerto Rico's...

January 06, 2020

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First example of 'double Gigantic Jet' captured over Puerto Rico

A 'double Gigantic Jet' was captured over Puerto Rico on October 2, 2019, in what could quite possibly be the first record of this phenomenon. "In the past, I've captured Gigantic Jet events that split into two, but this is the first time I've...

October 11, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Mona Passage, Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit Mona Passage, Puerto Rico at 03:23 UTC on September 24, 2019 (23:23 LT, September 23). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

September 24, 2019

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Severe flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, Karen heading toward Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Tropical Storm "Karen" unleashed rough seas, harsh rains and strong winds on Trinidad and Tobago, causing intense damage and severe flooding on September 23, 2019. As of 14:00 LT, Karen's center was moving into the south-eastern Caribbean Sea about 95...

September 23, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Karen" forms near Windward Islands

Tropical Storm "Karen" formed just east of the Windward Islands at 09:00 UTC on September 22, 2019, as the 11th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. On Average, the 11th named storm forms on October 28. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect...

September 22, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Puerto Rico at 08:01 UTC on April 9, 2019. The event lasted up to 5 seconds before the object disintegrated. The event was recorded from Cabo Rojo by Frankie Lucena. The American Meteor Society received no...

April 10, 2019

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Entire island of Puerto Rico loses power

The power grid has collapsed in Puerto Rico and the entire island lost power on the morning of April 18, 2018. The cause of the outage wasn't immediately known, but island officials and media confirmed electricity was out. The outage comes shortly after a tree...

April 18, 2018

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More than 840 000 people in Puerto Rico without power again

More than 840 000 people across Puerto Rico lost power on April 12, 2018, as the U.S. territory continues to struggle after the damage caused by Hurricane "Maria" last fall, according to island’s Electric Power Authority. The 2018 Atlantic hurricane...

April 13, 2018

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45% of Puerto Rico without power 3 months after Hurricane "Maria"

Nearly half of Puerto Rico is still without power three months after Hurricane "Maria" devastated the island, officials said Friday, December 29, 2017. 45% of nearly 1.5 million customers in Puerto Rico are still without power after a Category 4 Hurricane...

December 29, 2017

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Puerto Rico death toll rises to 45, 113 still missing, 85% without power

According to latest figures, the death toll in Puerto Rico caused by the passage of Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" on September 20, 2017, has risen to 45. There are still 113 people unaccounted for. Most of the island is still without basic services such as...

October 12, 2017

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Puerto Rico's Guajataca Dam fails, creating life-threatening situation

Authorities in Puerto Rico issued a Flash Flood Warning for Isabela and Quebradillas municipalities on Friday, September 22, 2017, after Guajataca Dam operators reported that a failure at the dam is imminent. At 01:30 AST (05:00 UTC) on September 23, dam operators...

September 23, 2017

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Maria's death toll rises to 37, Caribbean

Hurricane "Maria" has left a trail of destruction across the Caribbean islands and has so far claimed the lives of at least 37 people. Maria is the 13th named storm, 7th hurricane, 4th major hurricane, and the 2nd Category 5 hurricane of the unusually...

September 22, 2017

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Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" slams Puerto Rico, first Cat. 4 since 1932

Category 4 Hurricane "Maria" made landfall in Puerto Rico at 10:15 UTC (06:15 AST) on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 248 km/h (155 mph). This was the first Category 4 hurricane landfall in Puerto Rico since Hurricane...

September 20, 2017

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Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" hits Dominica, Puerto Rico bracing for catastrophic impact

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Maria" was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country's southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum...

September 19, 2017

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Deadly Hurricane "Irma" devastates Caribbean islands, enormous catastrophe reported

The eye of Category 5 Hurricane "Irma" passed over the small Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, one of the most prosperous Caribbean nations, around 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2017 with maximum sustained winds of 298 km/h (185 mph). Irma then...

September 07, 2017

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Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck east of Lesser Antilles, Puerto Rico swarm continues

USGS registered a M6.5 earthquake at a depth of 17.5 km east of Lesser Antilles (eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean) on February 18, 2014 at 09:27 UTC. EMSC is reporting Mw 6.5 at a depth of 15 km. The picenter was located 187 km (116...

February 18, 2014

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Strong and shallow M 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Puerto Rico

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M 6.4 struck off the coast of Puerto Rico on January 13, 2014 at 04:01 UTC. USGS measured depth at 28 km (17.4 miles), EMSC at 20 km. Numerous aftershocks followed (M3.1 - 3.7). Epicenter was located 57 km

January 13, 2014

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Irene spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico seen with MODIS

On August 22, 2011, Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, was spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, lashing the islands with wind and rain. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite

August 24, 2011

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Irene seen by TRMM and MODIS satellites strengthnening into Category 1 hurricane

Irene formed as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands on August 20, 2011. By August 22, the storm had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. At 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on August 22, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Irene had

August 23, 2011

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Caribbean plate tension is increasing

The Caribbean plate tension is increasing and this area is now due for another major earthquake, an article published today by The Extinction Protocol said. Troubling signs of the growing agitation for this plate are seen in the twin 5.8 and 5.0 quakes that struck...

April 09, 2011