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Quakes in Caribbean

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posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 11:27 AM
Hasn't attracted much attention but there have been a fair amount of quakes in the Caribbean recently

"Extensive diversity and complexity of tectonic regimes characterizes the perimeter of the Caribbean plate, involving no fewer than four major plates (North America, South America, Nazca, and Cocos). Inclined zones of deep earthquakes (Wadati-Benioff zones), ocean trenches, and arcs of volcanoes clearly indicate subduction of oceanic lithosphere along the Central American and Atlantic Ocean margins of the Caribbean plate, while crustal seismicity in Guatemala, northern Venezuela, and the Cayman Ridge and Cayman Trench indicate transform fault and pull-apart basin tectonics."

"In recent months, Caribbean countries have recorded earthquakes of varying magnitudes and the Seismic Unit has warned the region to brace for a major tremor."

Anyone in that area?

posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 12:06 PM
a reply to: ElGoobero

Interesting - I wasn't aware of this.

The earthquake tracker link you posted is with focus on Puerto Rico, here is one that includes additional areas in the Carribbean (it's showing there was a 6.5 mag in Barbados sometime this year, wow!)

Will be sticking around in hopes of learning more. Thanks for sharing OP

posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 12:09 PM
a reply to: ElGoobero

(Any Moderators looking at this, I beg your indulgence, but please allow my post, even if it looks like thread drift.)

Well, I'm running out of 2-cent pieces, much to the delight of many, I'm sure.

One, great post.

Two, there are some great like minded people here that I am sure will respond as soon as they've had the opportunity. In the mean time, I appreciate your observations.

Three, I've just got to ask, how on earth did you manage to join ATS in the future? By my calendar, and I've had a most unfortunate experience over the subjects of calendars, but mine says that 4-1-2016 hasn't happened yet. So, for now and in the future, welcome to ATS

Edit: I wrote this because I saw the post and later noticed it was still unacknowledged. While I was writing, someone beat me to it, so yea. I'll tiptoe away. I just wanted you to know that somebody noticed.
edit on 26-2-2016 by ClownFish because: added the above edit

posted on Feb, 26 2016 @ 12:53 PM
a reply to: ClownFish

TPTB on this thread use the Euro mode of dating
4-1-16 means Fourth of January, not April First.

I try to check the USGS quake map. I noticed one for Tortola BVI a week or so ago, which struck me as I've been there. great resource, by the way.

(ten in the last 24 hours!)
edit on 26-2-2016 by ElGoobero because: add note

posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 07:04 AM
6km NNE of San Antonio, Puerto Rico
2016-02-29 06:28:57 UTC53.0 km
42km N of Brenas, Puerto Rico
2016-02-29 06:20:56 UTC60.0 km
31km NW of Rincon, Puerto Rico
2016-02-29 06:06:00 UTC29.0 km
57km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico
2016-02-29 05:06:00 UTC50.0 km
77km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:50:45 UTC29.0 km
62km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:49:36 UTC42.0 km
70km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:32:39 UTC30.0 km
67km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:30:35 UTC49.0 km
71km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:27:44 UTC26.0 km
72km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2016-02-28 23:17:20 UTC27.0 km
61km W of Rincon, Puerto Rico
2016-02-28 20:36:29 UTC7.0 km
13km SSW of Arroyo, Puerto Rico
2016-02-28 15:21:07 UTC14.0 km
38km NNE of Vieques, Puerto Rico
2016-02-28 14:22:28 UTC47.0 km
33km N of Road Town, BVI

14 in the last 24 hours. hopefully these little ones will relieve the stress and save us from a big one.

posted on Mar, 19 2016 @ 07:56 AM
6.0 in Barbuda last night

"A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the Caribbean island nation of Antigua and Barbuda Saturday (Mar 19), US experts said, but caused no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage or injury.

The strong quake, which hit at 1126 GMT, struck at a depth of 24 kilometers (15 miles) with its epicenter located 153 kilometers northeast of the capital of Saint John's, according to the US Geological Survey."

the US media doesn't appear to have noticed

posted on Mar, 22 2016 @ 05:15 PM
...and a 4.6 in Barbuda

Time 2016-03-22 14:09:35 UTC
Location 17.329°N 61.586°W
Depth 42.1 km

posted on Oct, 18 2016 @ 06:14 PM
5.6 in Dominican Republic

I haven't posted here but I've noticed clusters on and off this year.
hope this is the worst of it
edit on 18-10-2016 by ElGoobero because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 08:13 PM
4.5 in Martinique
4.3 off Tortola

hopefully the worst is over

posted on Jan, 16 2017 @ 02:01 PM
12 in Carib last 24 hours 22%2C%22listFormat%22%3A%22default%22%2C%22mapposition%22%3A%5B%5B14.774882506516272%2C-71.290283203125%5D%2C%5B22.167057857886153%2C-57.9309082031250 1%5D%5D%2C%22overlays%22%3A%5B%22plates%22%5D%2C%22restrictListToMap%22%3A%5B%22restrictListToMap%22%5D%2C%22search%22%3Anull%2C%22sort%22%3A%22newest %22%2C%22timezone%22%3A%22utc%22%2C%22viewModes%22%3A%5B%22list%22%2C%22map%22%5D%2C%22event%22%3Anull%7D

16km NNE of Arecibo, Puerto Rico 2017-01-16 14:46:39 (UTC)
99.0 km

40km NE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
2017-01-16 09:07:10 (UTC)
87.0 km

41km NNW of San Antonio, Puerto Rico
2017-01-16 07:32:52 (UTC)
14.0 km

168km NNW of The Valley, Anguilla
2017-01-16 05:39:39 (UTC)
53.0 km

98km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2017-01-16 05:06:25 (UTC)
58.0 km

4km N of Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
2017-01-16 03:08:55 (UTC)
121.0 km

147km NE of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
2017-01-16 03:01:51 (UTC)
63.0 km

1km E of La Plena, Puerto Rico
2017-01-16 02:56:03 (UTC)
15.0 km

113km N of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2017-01-15 23:38:24 (UTC)
54.0 km

113km NNW of Road Town, British Virgin Islands
2017-01-15 23:33:12 (UTC)
40.0 km

99km NNW of Charlotte Amalie, U.S. Virgin Islands
2017-01-15 23:28:04 (UTC)
30.0 km

78km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico
2017-01-15 21:08:59 (UTC)
24.0 km

hopefully nothing worse. 4.2 got some oomph to it

posted on Jan, 17 2017 @ 12:17 PM
5.4 in Cuba!!!

M 5.4 - 43km S of Guisa, Cuba
Time2017-01-17 09:08:02 (UTC)Location19.862°N 76.594°WDepth11.0 km

A moderate earthquake rocked Cuba Tuesday morning, according to reports. The quake struck about 50 miles away from the southeast coast, with tremors felt about 100 miles away from the epicenter in cities including Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo, Palma Soriano and Bayamo, Earthquake Track reported.

The earthquake hit at 4:08 a.m. local time nearly seven miles beneath the earth's surface. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake was 5.4-magnitude. However, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) estimated a preliminary magnitude of 5.7.

There were no immediate reports of injuries of major damages caused by the quake. However, the its magnitude was felt by people near the epicenter and surrounding cities, many of whom reported on social media about experiencing aftershock tremors .

kinda big, no?

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