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originally posted by: RickinVa
See something at the 04:33 mark... but I am an amateur in reading that thing
originally posted by: TrueAmerican
Four earthquakes have occurred within a short time off the Cuban southern coast- a 4.8, 4.6, 5.1, 5.1- in that order:
These are occurring in an escalating fashion. When the second 4.6 hit, I thought "That's pretty close in magnitude to the first one, and could be foreshocks." Well it turned out they were- foreshocks to the next 5.1 which occurred within hours.
Well now a second 5.1 has hit in the same area. And with that being identical in magnitude to the first 5.1, now I am concerned for the same reason that these all could be foreshocks to a bigger one.
A large quake in that area could have devastating consequences for much of the Caribbean, especially if a tsunami is involved. And while the island of Cuba might shield the western side of a tsunami from Florida, the wave would still likely go around the eastern side and nail the Bahamas and Miami- as well as Haiti and Jamaica too.
Therefore a watch alert is in order here, considering how these quakes are manifesting, with a tendency to escalate and breaking the 1.5 magnitude separation statistic that usually occurs between main shock and largest aftershock. These quakes are not operating under those rules- and this could mean trouble.
originally posted by: Meldionne1
If there is a big quake to cause a tsunami, I won't be able to get out of here in time....I am in the lower keys and it takes 2 1/2 hour to get to key largo....or 3 1/2 to south Miami ....so.....my house is 15 feet off the ground...and I do have water and lots of food in the house . I just hope I am in the house and not working if that happens ! ....and I'm alittle freaked right now !
Latest seismic update: the fault is still restless, delivering intermittent, small quakes.