2 moderate earthquakes in the coastal waters of Puerto Rico
Last update: December 17, 2011 at 11:58 pm by By Armand Vervaeck and James Daniell
arthquake overview : 2 moderate shallow earthquakes occurred at 2 AM just out the western Puerto Rico coast. The earthquakes were also felt as weak shaking in the Dominican Republic.
Felt reports from the greater epicenter area – image courtesy USGS
Update 13:48 UTC : The Red Sismica Puerto Rico is mentioning a max. VI MMI recorded in Mayaguez (strong shaking). There are many reports of fallen objects like books, staues, hanging objects, etc. Many people mave mentioned a loud rumble. The Agencia Estatal para el Manejo de Emergencias y Administración de Desastres (AEMEAD) has reported that no serious damage has occurred.
Update : The earthquake was also felt in the Dominican Republic.
Update : Since the first quake a number of aftershocks have been registered and we expect more to come
Update : NO damage has been reported so far. We will have to wait until daylight before this can be confirmed
Update : Max. intensity as reported by people near the epicenter was V (moderate shaking).
Update : The earthquakes were very well felt by the people living all over the island of Puerto Rico
Update : people living at the western coast close to the epicenter had the impression that the quakes were more dangerous than measured.
Update : Luckily the epicenter was not below land, but approx. 20 km out in the Mona passage.
for more information and updates, go to: http://earthquake-report.com/2011/12/17/2-moderate-earthquakes-in-the-coastal-waters-of-puerto-rico/