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6.4-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Puerto Rico This Morning

The Strong Earthquake Occurred in an Area Known as the Puerto Rican Trench... north of the Island in the Atlantic Ocean. The Strong Earthquake Occurred in an Area Known as the Puerto Rican Trench... north of the Island in the Atlantic Ocean.

Good Monday morning! A fairly strong earthquake in the Atlantic Ocean shook Puerto Rico early Monday… causing minor damage in some places.

There were reports of items falling in homes and dozens said they felt buildings sway in the capital of San Juan… about 61 miles from the quake's epicenter.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake had a magnitude of 6.4 and struck just after midnight about 35 miles north of Hatillo. It said the quake occurred 17 miles deep.

Puerto Rico's emergency management agency said there was no tsunami warning and that no injuries have been reported.

Earthquakes of similar magnitude have struck near Puerto Rico in recent years… including a 5.4-magnitude one that shook the U.S. territory in March 2011 and another one of the same magnitude that struck on Christmas Eve in 2010.

Here is the Public Tsunami Information Statement from the Tsunami Warning Center.

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WEXX32 PAAQ 130404

TIBATE

 

PUBLIC TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1

NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK

1204 AM AST MON JAN 13 2014

 

...THIS IS A TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT FOR THE U.S. AND CANADA

   EAST COASTS/ GULF OF MEXICO STATES/PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN

   ISLANDS...

 

EVALUATION

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 * THERE IS NO TSUNAMI DANGER FOR THE AREAS LISTED ABOVE.

 

 * BASED ON EARTHQUAKE INFORMATION AND HISTORIC TSUNAMI RECORDS

   THE EARTHQUAKE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT TO GENERATE A TSUNAMI.

 

 * AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH PARAMETERS LISTED BELOW.

 

 

PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS

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 * MAGNITUDE      6.4

 * ORIGIN TIME    2301  EST JAN 12 2014

                  0001  AST JAN 13 2014

                  2201  CST JAN 12 2014

                  0401  UTC JAN 13 2014

 * COORDINATES    19.4 NORTH 66.8 WEST

 * DEPTH          1 MILES

 * LOCATION       85 MILES NE OF MAYAGUEZ PUERTO RICO

                  80 MILES NW OF SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

 

 

NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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 * THIS WILL BE THE ONLY U.S. NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

   MESSAGE FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

   BECOMES AVAILABLE.

 

 * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR

   ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

 

 * CARIBBEAN COASTAL REGIONS OUTSIDE PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN

   ISLANDS SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER

   MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV.

 

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