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

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…

Bright daylight fireball over Puerto Rico

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…

Shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Puerto Rico

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…

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

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…

First example of ‘double Gigantic Jet’ captured over Puerto Rico

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…

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

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…