Applies for tickets issued on or before January 7, 2020. Faults outlined in red have a potential to generate a large earthquake. To the north of Puerto Rico, North America subducts beneath the Caribbean plate along the Puerto Rico trench. Foreshocks to the magnitude 5.0 earthquake on December 29, 2019, are plotted in green. 6.3 earthquake - Puerto Rico Region on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - information Starkes Erdbeben der Stärke 6.3 - Puerto Rico Region am Dienstag, 07. Magnitude 3 and above events are large enough to be felt near the epicenter. [7][6] A Mw 5.9 event was then logged on January 11 at 12:54 UTC. Scenario One (most likely): 79 percent chance [same as yesterday], Earthquakes detected between December 28, 2019 as of January 16, 2020. Jan. 2020 . An extensive earthquake sequence, with thousands of events, occurred near the southern coast of Puerto Rico from December 2019 through April 2020, with the largest event being a damaging M W 6.4 extensional faulting earthquake on 7 January 2020. The January 6 and 7, 2020, M 5.8 and M 6.4 earthquakes offshore of southwest Puerto Rico occurred as the result of oblique strike slip faulting at shallow depth. Related Document(s): 30-day aftershock scenarios [English | Spanish], 2020 Southwest Puerto Rico Earthquake Sequence. Based on our aftershock forecasts, USGS has modeled three possible scenarios for this earthquake sequence as it evolves over the next month. This photo was taken in Ridgecrest, CA. [76][77][78], On January 10, USGS and Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN) scientists were working to install six sets of temporary seismometers near the southern coast to augment the existing PRSN instruments. Additionally, aftershocks continued for days after a 5.9 earthquake occurred on January 11th. The January 6 earthquake, and other recent nearby events, are occurring in the offshore deformation zone bound by the Punta Montalva Fault on land and the Guayanilla Canyon offshore. Only one of these scenarios will occur. Puerto Rico has been beset by temblors throughout the week, including a 6.4 magnitude quake Tuesday that killed at least one man, destroyed homes and left most of the island without power. This is the strongest earthquake so far in an Earthquake Swarm that started with a M4.7 5km SE of Guanica on December 28, 2019 at 22:35:37 UTC. [23], The sequence began on December 28, 2019 with a Mw 4.7 earthquake, followed closely by a Mw 5.0 event in the early hours of December 29. For estimates of casualties and damage, visit the USGS Prompt Assessment of Global Earthquakes for Response (PAGER) website. A sequence of earthquakes occurred.. Search Clearinghouse Resources. It is very unlikely the aftershocks will cease completely within the next month. Over the next 7 days there is now only a 3 percent chance of one or more aftershocks larger than M 6.4. 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The earthquakes in these scenarios would occur in the areas near where aftershocks are happening now. Tectonics in Puerto Rico are dominated by the convergence between the North America and Caribbean plates, with the island being squeezed between the two. Preliminary focal mechanism solutions for the earthquake indicate faulting occurred as the result of slip on either a steeply dipping plane striking just north of west, or on a steeply dipping plane striking just west of south. [65], There was no electricity in Ponce and in most of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, January 7, the day of the 4:24AM earthquake. Its magnificent houses and historic buildings, often exceeding 10,000 square feet, survived for centuries but were damaged by the January 2020 magnitude-6.4 earthquake. [8][9], A 5.8 Mw earthquake the previous day caused the destruction of a natural arch, a tourist attraction at Punta Ventana in Guayanilla. Se espera que la tasa de réplicas disminuya, pero aún pueden sentir tales temblores semanalmente entre 1.5 años y una década. Ponce is a beautiful coastal city that was once the capital of colonial Puerto Rico. We will continue to work diligently to provide timely earthquake information -- such as this aftershock duration report -- to help support and protect the local communities of our nation.”. Minor earthquake - Puerto Rico - January 13, 2020. A large aftershock or new mainshock would, once again, increase the frequency and magnitude of aftershocks. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake occurred at 08:24:26 UTC on January 7, 2020, 8 km S of Indios, Puerto Rico. Those parts of the subduction zone not outlined by red are not expected to generate large earthquakes. The magnitude 5.0 earthquake on December 29, 2019, and its aftershocks are plotted The most likely scenario is that aftershocks will continue to decrease in frequency over the next 30 days, with no further earthquakes similarly sized to the M 6.4 that occurred on Jan. 7, 2020 (i.e., will be less than M 6.0). Each earthquake from December 29, 2019, through the end of January 22, 2020 (UTC), is plotted as a circle on the map. USGS works in partnership with the PRSN and the Puerto Rico Strong Motion Program at University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez to collect seismic data and monitor earthquakes in the region. Damage to homes was extensive and, by 14 January, more than 8,000 people were homeless and camping outdoors in various types of shelters, with 40,000 others camping outside their homes, just in the city of Ponce alone. On January 8, the day after the main quake, the Ponce municipal government registered 1,111 residents in city shelters, "not including hundreds more" who drove to government-designated meeting sites, such as Estadio Paquito Montaner, to sleep in their cars. Only one of these scenarios will occur. Strong mag. Estimates for other magnitude ranges and time periods can be found in the forecast. These scenarios represent what could happen from January 11 to February 11, 2020. [73][74][75], In the aftermath of the main quake and its major aftershocks, thousands of residents, including many whose homes had not been damaged, developed seismophobia and continued sleeping outdoors weeks after the earthquake of January 7. About 7,500 people have left their homes for other kinds of shelter, including, in some cases, cars and tents. Latest earthquakes in Puerto Rico Updated 3 Jan 2021 15:38 GMT - During Jan 2020, Puerto Rico was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 6.3, 8 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0, 95 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 332 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 431 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. Among these were Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Museo de la Masacre, Iglesia Evangélica (northwest corner of C. Unión and C. Vives); "La Gloria" store on Paseo Atocha, Hotel Ponce Plaza, Condominium Ponciana on C. Marina, Darlington Building, also on C. Marina. It is very unlikely the aftershocks will cease completely within the next month. Estimates for other magnitude ranges and time periods can be found in the forecast. Minor earthquake - Guanica, Puerto Rico - January 12, 2020. A large aftershock or new mainshock would, once again, increase the frequency and magnitude of aftershocks. Each symbol represents an earthquake sized by magnitude. The columns buckled during the shaking caused by the M 5.8 earthquake just offshore on January 6, 2020. It is highly likely that there will be many smaller earthquakes (M>3) over the next 1 Week. The study results do not imply a change in the risk of earthquakes in other parts of Puerto Rico. Regardless of scenario, earthquakes will continue to occur for days, months, or potentially years to come. 30-Day Aftershock Scenarios (Revised: Jan 15; English | Spanish). [18] The $5 million emergency declaration monies were to be spent on emergency services only. Over the past several weeks, hundreds of small earthquakes have occurred in this same region, beginning in earnest with a M 4.7 earthquake late on December 28 and a M 5.0 event a few hours later. Latest earthquake was a 5.8. This is called a “doublet”: when two large earthquakes of similar size occur closely in time and location. January 7, 2020: Acting FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor has been in constant communication and coordination with Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez. Based on our aftershock forecasts, USGS has modeled three possible scenarios for this earthquake sequence as it evolves over the next month. Paramedics carry a patient who was injured in Ponce after an earthquake struck Puerto Rico on Jan. 7, 2020. Based on our aftershock forecasts, USGS has modeled three possible scenarios for this earthquake sequence as it evolves over the next month. El informe pronostica un potencial de duración de las réplicas de hasta diez años después del de magnitud 6.4 en el suroeste de Puerto Rico. A house in southern Puerto Rico in the municipality of Guánica that was built upon stilts. The earthquake, Puerto Rico’s strongest since 1918 leveled buildings and killed at least one man. Years in boxes next to red outlines are reoccurrence rates. The epicenter of an earthquake that hit Puerto Rico on Jan. 25, 2020, was near the town of Guayanilla. Nuestros resultados no implican un cambio en el riesgo de terremotos en otras partes de Puerto Rico. Preliminary focal mechanism solutions for the earthquake indicate faulting occurred as the result of slip on either a moderately dipping plane striking just north of west, or on a moderately dipping plane striking just west of south. "After the devastating Hurricane Maria occurred in Puerto Rico, the federal government invested in rebuilding damaged seismic stations in the region," said USGS Director Jim Reilly. Puerto Rico Earthquake Sequence December 2019 to January 2020: Field Assessment Structural Team Early Access Reconnaissance Report. Many of these earthquakes were magnitude 4+, including a 5.8 on January 6th and a 6.4 on January 7th — the most damaging earthquake to Puerto Rico in over a century. Share on Twitter . [40], There were refugees in 28 government-sponsored refugee centers in the southern and central Puerto Rico municipalities of Yauco, Guánica, Ponce, Peñuelas, Guayanilla, Utuado, Maricao, Juana Díaz, Adjuntas, Sabana Grande, San Germán, Lajas, Jayuya and Mayagüez. Only one of these scenarios will occur. [7] At least one person was killed and several others were injured. [24] In the first month of the sequence there were a total of 11 M ≥5 earthquakes and a further 82 in the range M 4–4.9. It also became a collection center for items for the earthquake homeless. There is also a high likelihood of M 3.0+ aftershocks in the coming week; these M 3.0+ quakes may be felt near the epicenters. Based on our aftershock forecasts, USGS has modeled three possible scenarios for this earthquake sequence as it evolves over the next month. [54] The Moscoso Building of the Ponce City Hall was also damaged. Several earthquakes of M <5 occurred over the next few days, followed by a Mw 5.8 event at 10:32 UTC on January 6. [34], By January 14, over 600 soldiers of the Puerto Rico National Guard had set up five tent cities for the homeless, with at least some tents outfitted with air conditioning for the bed-ridden and the elderly, in the towns of Guánica, Yauco, Guayanilla, Peñuelas and Ponce, with facilities for over 3,200 refugees. The proximity of these events to Puerto Rico, and their shallow depth, mean that dozens of these events have been felt on land, though with the exception of the latest two earthquakes, the M 6.4 and the M 5.8, none are likely to have caused significant damage. It is very unlikely the aftershocks will cease completely within the next month. 6.4 Earthquake Hits Puerto Rico on 2nd Day of Strong Temblors; at Least 1 Killed January 7, 2020, ktla.com A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Puerto Rico on … The US Geological Survey said the recent earthquake was an aftershock of a 6.4-magnitude tremor that struck Puerto Rico in January. Future aftershocks are likely to be located where aftershocks have already been occurring -- within about 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) of the epicenter of the magnitude 6.4 mainshock. It is very unlikely the aftershocks will cease completely within the next month. USGS scientists expect that this event will trigger aftershocks, but these will decrease in frequency over time. Here is the latest aftershock forecast for the M 6.4 that occurred January 7, 2020. This earthquake sequence is consistent with expectations of seismicity in the region. Staying at the El San Juan. Historical seismicity in the region can be searched here. Often questions arise about the ability of entities covered by the HIPAA regulations to share individuals’ health information, … Informe sobre los terremotos del 2020 en Puerto Rico. Field Assessment Structural Team (FAST) Lead: Eduardo Miranda, Stanford University. Rank Magnitude Death toll Location MMI Depth (km) Date Event 1 7.8 0 United States, Alaska … [41] At least three residential high-rise buildings in Ponce were rendered unusable, leaving the residents homeless. ), 30-Day Aftershock Scenarios (Revised: Jan 16; English | Spanish). Moderate earthquake - Tallaboa, Puerto Rico - January 7, 2020. Shall we cancel? [66] Among damage to infrastructure, the 5.9 aftershock quake the morning of January 11 created a crack in a bridge, and was expected to delay restoration of power. [69] PR-2 had landslides in the area of Peñón de Ponce; PR-9, a 4-lane highway under construction, had damages that set back the opening date several months; and PR-52 had damage to its Ponce toll booth plaza. In a new report released today, USGS experts estimated that aftershocks from the magnitude 6.4 Jan. 7, 2020, earthquake will persist for years to decades, although with decreasing frequency. Continuaremos trabajando diligentemente para proporcionar información oportuna sobre terremotos, como este informe de duración de réplicas, para ayudar a apoyar y proteger a las comunidades locales de nuestra nación". VII (Very strong) 10.0 February 23 2020 Iran–Turkey earthquakes: Listed are earthquakes with at least 10 dead. To the south of the island, and south of today’s earthquake, Caribbean plate upper crust subducts beneath Puerto Rico at the Muertos Trough. If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. The USGS aftershock forecast, updated on Jan. 12, indicates the likelihood of a M 6.0 or larger aftershock over the next 7 days is 11 percent. The magnitude 6.4 earthquake was widely felt. Los hallazgos más importantes del informe incluyen: New Top Story: As Aftershocks Continue in Puerto Rico, USGS Supports Quake Recovery. The map above shows seismicity (orange circles) and seismic monitoring stations (triangles). The event occured within the Network of the Americas (NOTA) footprint. The earthquakes in these scenarios would occur in the areas near where aftershocks are happening now. The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program has activated a “Tier 1” response to the earthquakes in Puerto Rico. [42], On January 13, it was reported that some 3,000 homes had been destroyed or significantly damaged. [Video] Scientists map the ground failure that occurred due to the Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico earthquake triggers blackout, reports of injuries and at least one dead A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake off Puerto Rico’s southwestern coast early Jan. 7 triggered a … The location and style of faulting for the event is consistent with an intraplate tectonic setting within the upper crust of the Caribbean plate, rather than on the plate boundary between the two plates. At the location of this event, the North America plate converges with the Caribbean plate at a … Ponce is a beautiful coastal city that was once the capital of colonial Puerto Rico. The aftershocks discussed in this report would be located in the same general area as the aftershocks that have already occurred. image copyright AFP. Only one of these scenarios will occur. It is very unlikely the aftershocks will cease completely within the next month. Since the M 4.7 event, over 400 M 2+ earthquakes have occurred in this region, ten of which were M 4+, including today’s M 6.4 event and yesterday's 5.8 quake. Los resultados en este informe se basan en el comportamiento actual (a partir del 17 de enero de 2020) de esta secuencia de réplicas y es posible que deba modificarse si ese comportamiento cambia, incluso si ocurre un terremoto más grande. Classes were delayed more than 10 days Island-wide, longer in the two school regions most intensely hit by the earthquakes. If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. The report forecasts aftershock duration potential for up to ten years after the magnitude 6.4 mainshock in southwestern Puerto Rico. These scenarios represent what could happen from January 11 to February 11, 2020. Sturctural Engineering Extreme Events Reconnaissance, February 28, 2020. Los hallazgos más detallados están listados a continuación. [19] Another estimate out the number of refugees at 5,000. These scenarios represent what could happen from January 14 to February 14, 2020. 6.4 Earthquake Hits Puerto Rico on 2nd Day of Strong Temblors; at Least 1 Killed January 7, 2020, ktla.com A 6.4 magnitude earthquake jolted southern Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning, killing at leas… Scenario One (most likely):  75 percent within the next 30 days, Scenario Two (less likely): 22 percent within the next 30 days, Scenario Three (least likely):  3 percent within the next 30 days. If Yes, tell us by using the I FELT IT form behind the earthquake or at the bottom of this page. Since the M 4.7 event on December 28, 2019, over 500 M 2+ earthquakes have occurred in this region (as of 2PM EST, 01/07/20), 32 of which were M 4+, including the January 6th M 5.8 and the M 6.4 event on January 7th and its aftershocks. Scenario One (most likely): 76 percent chance, Scenario Two (less likely): 21 percent chance, Scenario Three (least likely):  3 percent chance.

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