Already Cumulative Quakes In Puerto Rico (M 6.4 & M 5.9) In Jan., 2020
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According to U.S. Geological Survey, at 8:54 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020, a magnitude of 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes (6.4 quake on Tuesday, January 7, 2020) had toppled homes and schools. Power outages were reported across much of the southern Puerto Rico by Puerto Rico’s Electric Power. Authority, and many were left without water. More than 2,000 people remain in shelters, due to extensive damage to their homes or fear of going without water and electricity at their homes. Since the 6.4 Tuesday quake, one person was killed, nine injured, hundreds of homes, schools, businesses destroyed, and hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still living without power and/or electricity.
A magnitude 5.9 aftershock has hit Puerto Rico just days after it was struck by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake. NBC News’ Nicole Acevedo has details, in the video “Magnitude Aftershock Hits Puerto Rico Days After Earthquake, MSNBC“, below:
On January 7, 2020, a powerful earthquake rocked the island and has left at least one hospital without power that comes on the heels of a 5.8 magnitude quake called a foreshock, in the video “6.4 magnitude earthquake, aftershocks hit Puerto Rico, ABC News“, below”
Hundreds of thousands of people in Puerto Rico are still without power following a series of earthquakes. The power grid is slowly returning to normal, but tens of thousands are sleeping outside because they said they feel safer there than in their homes. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joined our partners BBC News from Yauco, Puerto Rico, with the latest on the ground, in the video “Thousands in Puerto Rico sleeping outside after earthquakes“, below:
Since the new year, hundreds of quakes have shaken the island, most of which were too slight to be felt. Based on satellite images before and after these quakes, NASA reported on Friday, January 10, 2020, that the quakes have moved the land as much as 5.5 inches in parts of southern Puerto Rico.in parts of southern Puerto Rico. According to the Director of Puerto Rico’s Seismic Network, Victor Huerfano, he expects more aftershocks as a result of the latest largest quake, “It’s going to re-energize an unstable situation….seismologists are studying which faults were activated. It’s a complex zone.”
There are various ways you may be able to help people living at Puerto Rico:
- Donate to UNICEF
- Donate to the Hispanic Federation
- Donate to United For Puerto Rico
- Call your representatives. Several legislators are already pushing to provide federal relief to the U.S. territory as quickly as possible. Look up your representatives’ names HERE and call them to make sure they are doing all they can to expedite the effort.
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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