Caribbean region real-time earthquakes list

Last update: March 6, 2013 at 11:25 pm by By

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
USGS Brenas, Puerto Rico Mar 22 22:25 2.5 25 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Puerto Rico Region Mar 22 22:11 3.0 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Rico Region Mar 22 22:11 3.0 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Salinas, Puerto Rico Mar 22 06:09 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
USGS Culebra, Puerto Rico Mar 22 05:42 2.6 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Puerto Rico Region Mar 22 05:18 3.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Culebra, Puerto Rico Mar 22 05:18 3.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Las Ochenta, Puerto Rico Mar 21 23:48 2.7 8 MAP I Felt It
USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 21 21:59 2.9 37 MAP I Felt It
USGS San Juan, Puerto Rico Mar 21 21:07 2.9 42 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 21 15:47 3.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 21 15:47 3.2 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Puerto Rico Region Mar 21 15:35 2.8 22 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 21 13:25 3.4 54 MAP I Felt It
USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 21 13:25 3.4 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 21 09:36 3.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 21 09:36 3.3 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Hatillo, Puerto Rico Mar 21 04:36 2.5 85 MAP I Felt It
USGS Luquillo, Puerto Rico Mar 21 03:42 3.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Puerto Rico Region Mar 21 03:42 3.1 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS San Antonio, Puerto Rico Mar 21 00:22 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 20 21:20 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Virgin Islands Region Mar 20 21:20 3.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON Windward Islands Mar 20 19:01 4.8 66 MAP I Felt It
EMSC Tobago Region, Trinidad-tobago Mar 20 19:01 4.7 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Port-of-Spain - I was sitting at my desk and heard the blinds rattle near me. I didn't feel it myself, as I fidget, but my co-worker said he definitely felt it. I also saw my water shaking in my bottle.
  • Castara - One minor followed seconds later by a single much larger shock which set the dogs barking!Whole house 'jumped' then nothing else.1500hrs +/- a minute local time EST
  • USGS Scarborough, Trinidad And Tobago Mar 20 19:01 4.8 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS San Antonio, Puerto Rico Mar 20 06:30 2.8 28 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 20 00:38 3.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Dominican Republic Region Mar 20 00:38 3.3 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Boca De Yuma, Dominican Republic Mar 19 20:55 3.4 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mona Passage, Dominican Republic Mar 19 20:55 3.4 92 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Puerto Rico Region Mar 19 10:57 2.6 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Mar 19 04:21 2.8 68 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 19 00:18 3.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 19 00:18 3.4 37 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rincon, Puerto Rico Mar 18 23:12 3.5 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Mona Passage, Puerto Rico Mar 18 23:12 3.5 137 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 18 22:00 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 18 22:00 3.4 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Las Marias, Puerto Rico Mar 18 17:46 2.5 27 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Rincon, Puerto Rico Mar 18 08:24 2.6 16 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Esperanza, Puerto Rico Mar 18 07:03 2.5 13 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 17 21:43 2.9 40 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 17 21:43 2.0 39 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 17 21:09 2.2 38 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 17 21:09 2.8 30 MAP I Felt It
    EMSC Lara, Venezuela Mar 17 18:35 4.8 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Near Coast Of Venezuela Mar 17 18:35 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Jacura, Venezuela Mar 17 18:35 4.8 24 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 17 11:30 2.9 23 MAP I Felt It
    USGS Charlotte Amalie, U.s. Virgin Islands Mar 17 10:58 3.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 17 10:58 3.1 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Sardinal, Costa Rica Mar 17 10:32 4.6 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 17 10:32 4.8 50 MAP I Felt It
    GEOFON Off Coast Of Costa Rica Mar 17 10:32 4.8 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Luquillo, Puerto Rico Mar 17 04:39 3.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Puerto Rico Region Mar 17 04:39 3.3 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Virgin Islands Region Mar 16 19:20 3.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Road Town, British Virgin Islands Mar 16 19:20 3.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Brenas, Puerto Rico Mar 16 18:22 2.9 46 MAP I Felt It

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    People
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Felt it in Aruba too!

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