Wednesday, 29 January 2020

7.7 earthquake hits Caribbean


Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake SMASHES Jamaica


28 January, 2020

A VIOLENT earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 has struck near the Island of Jamaica, shaking the island ferociously, doing severe damage.  Reports of injuries and loss of life are already pouring in.
The quake took place at a very shallow depth of only 10km and was felt in nearby Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico.  
More info shortly.
UPDATE
Tsunami Warning Buoys off ENTIRE U.S. East Coast, all Signaling "ALERT MODE"
Readings from tsunami buoys shows the ocean greatly disturbed:
 
 The National Tsunami Warning Center claims NO TSUNAMI despite Buoys alerting!

 ZCZC
WECA42 PHEB 270657
TIBCAR

TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
257 AM AST MON JAN 27 2020

...NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A NEARBY EARTHQUAKE...


AUDIENCE
--------

  * GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS... MEDIA... AND GENERAL PUBLIC OF PUERTO
    RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... AND THE BRITISH VIRGIN
    ISLANDS.


EVALUATION
----------

  * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 4.6 OCCURRED IN
    THE VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO AT 253 AM AST ON MONDAY JANUARY
    27 2020.

  * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO
    PUERTO RICO... THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS... OR THE BRITISH
    VIRGIN ISLANDS FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE.

  * PEOPLE MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING FROM THE EARTHQUAKE.


PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
---------------------------------

  * THE FOLLOWING PARAMETERS ARE BASED ON A PRELIMINARY RAPID
    ASSESSMENT OF THE EARTHQUAKE AND CHANGES MAY OCCUR.

  * MAGNITUDE         4.6
  * ORIGIN TIME       253 AM AST JAN 27 2020
  * COORDINATES       18.0 NORTH  66.7 WEST
  * DEPTH             6 MILES / 10 KM
  * LOCATION          VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO


RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
-------------------

  * NO ACTION IS REQUIRED.


IMPACTS
-------

  * NO TSUNAMI IMPACTS ARE EXPECTED.


NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
--------------------------------------

  * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
    ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED OR THE SITUATION CHANGES.

  * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT AND ANY TSUNAMI THREAT
    TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS MAY BE FOUND ON THE
    INTERNET AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * INFORMATION REGARDING ANY TSUNAMI THREAT TO US GULF OR
    ATLANTIC COASTS WILL BE ISSUED BY THE US NATIONAL TSUNAMI
    WARNING CENTER AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

  * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE CAN BE
    OBTAINED FROM THE CORRESPONDING REGIONAL SEISMIC NETWORK OR
    THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV.

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