posted on Jan, 7 2020 @ 03:41 AM
In a bizarre sequence of quakes, a day or two ago there was a 5.8 which rattled residents and caused damage, including the entire collapse of Punta
Ventana- an outcropping of rock along the coast. But now this has escalated with the 6.5.
These appear to be intraplate quakes, as they are happening on no known fault. Residents have reported constant rumbling, and I can certainly confirm
that on the spectros. The fault is agitated and with the increasing magnitudes has potential to produce more. The other problem is they are relatively
shallow, causing even more grief and powerful shaking.
The entire Island's power went out when reportedly the auto switch at the plant in San Juan automatically shut the plant down.
The bigger issue is with these intraplate quakes they can tend to be big, so they could be moving towards a much bigger one, and there is about a 5%
chance of that. Intense 5+ aftershocks have been incoming, and are not even represented on that picture. Check the USGS map for more to be reported
But yeah, that situation is not good at all.
ETA: They removed the 6.6. Apparently it was just one 6.5 they are saying now.
edit on Tue Jan 7th 2020 by TrueAmerican because: (no reason