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Breaking: 7.8 EQ hits Caribbean

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:09 PM
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Fingers crossed no one is seriously injured.

33km deep


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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:14 PM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop


Was just getting ready to post this, really hope they are able to get to safety in the event this thing hits.

Is there a confirmed tsunami or is this precautionary?
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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Tsumani warning yet? USGS is calling it s 7.6 at this point
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:15 PM
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thats a biggie.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:16 PM
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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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There was a 7.2 precursor at 1.51am (UTC)

The hopefully main quake is listed as either 7.6 or 7.8 depending on source and happened at 2.51am (UTC)

No after shocks as yet.

So ... there could still be another larger one on it way. Let's hope not.

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:17 PM
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a reply to: FredT


Fred, according to another source (RT news) the event did generate multiple warnings


A 7.8 magnitude earthquake has struck in the Caribbean Sea north of Honduras, triggering multiple tsunami warnings in the area, including for the coasts of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands.


www.rt.com...

Hopefully FEMA is prepared to immediately take action in the event of a tsunami



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:18 PM
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a reply to: FredT

In short, nope, no warning needed.



EVALUATION
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* There is no tsunami danger for the U.S. east coast, the Gulf of
Mexico states, or the eastern coast of Canada.

* Earthquakes of this size are known to generate tsunamis
dangerous to shorelines near the source.

* An earthquake has occurred with parameters listed below.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
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* The following parameters are based on a rapid preliminary
assessment and changes may occur.

* Magnitude 7.8
* Origin Time 2152 EST Jan 09 2018
2252 AST Jan 09 2018
2052 CST Jan 09 2018
0252 UTC Jan 10 2018
* Coordinates 17.5 North 83.6 West
* Depth 21 miles
* Location in the Caribbean Sea

earthquake.usgs.gov...



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:20 PM
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No news on it here in nz,but that's no surprise to me at all.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:22 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah


Does this also cover Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands? I saw another source claiming there were warnings issued? Hopefully the USGS report also applies to PR and Virgin Islands!



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:28 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Fred, slightly off-topic possibly.

Would you mind using those super powers please to close out the 2017 Earthquake thread.

The 2018 thread is here. here

P



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:31 PM
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www.tsunami.gov...


ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -------------------------- * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR. LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC) ------------------------------------------------------------ GRAND CAYMAN CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.3N 81.3W 0323 01/10 CAYMAN BRAC CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.7N 79.9W 0328 01/10 PUERTO CORTES HONDURAS 15.9N 88.0W 0342 01/10 COZUMEL MEXICO 20.5N 87.0W 0344 01/10 CIENFUEGOS CUBA 22.0N 80.5W 0346 01/10 SANTIAGO D CUBA CUBA 19.9N 75.8W 0354 01/10 MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA 18.5N 77.9W 0404 01/10 TRUJILLO HONDURAS 15.9N 86.0W 0428 01/10 KINGSTON JAMAICA 17.9N 76.9W 0443 01/10 BELIZE CITY BELIZE 17.5N 88.2W 0452 01/10 SANTA CRZ D SUR CUBA 20.7N 78.0W 0636 01/10 NUEVA GERONA CUBA 21.9N 82.8W 0722 01/10

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: JBurns
a reply to: Nyiah


Does this also cover Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands? I saw another source claiming there were warnings issued? Hopefully the USGS report also applies to PR and Virgin Islands!


I think so, PR & the Virgin Islands have an advisory for hazardous waves. Basically, a rough seas advisory, not so much a tsunami warning.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:35 PM
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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: FredT

Fred, slightly off-topic possibly.

Would you mind using those super powers please to close out the 2017 Earthquake thread.

The 2018 thread is here. here

P




Super Mod Powers; ACTIVATE! form of thread closure

Done. I closed the 2018 by mistake but its all fixed now.



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 09:49 PM
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a reply to: Nyiah


Ah, thank you for clarifying! That is good to hear, as I know that entire region is still recovering from the devastating hurricanes that spun through




posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 11:00 PM
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news.trust.org...

Strong quake in Caribbean Sea shakes Honduras, Mexico and Belize, sparks tsunami warning



posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 11:23 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Lol. That would have been fun.

Thanks. It will keep everything together.

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posted on Jan, 9 2018 @ 11:25 PM
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Emergency and Disaster Information Service Map


Tsunami wave has been observed following an M7.6 earthquake in George Town, Cayman Island. The tsunami wave height was 0.6 feet (19 cm). This wave absolute not dangerous. Other information not available yet.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:21 AM
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a reply to: AttitudeProblem

That's good news. I think the quake was too deep for a big Tsunami. It was close though. Japan was 20km if I remember correctly.



posted on Jan, 10 2018 @ 12:24 AM
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a reply to: Agit8dChop

Is this ANOTHER earthquake with potential tsunami? There's an earlier ATS thread describing one near Puerto Rico.




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