Unprecedent earthquake swarm hits Puerto Rico this month – Threat for US coastline tsunami?

An ongoing swarm of earthquakes has been occurring for 30 days with no end in sight.

They are appearing all around Puerto Rico as well as on the nearby Islands where the dangerous Puerto Rico Trench subduction zone is situated. Is that swarm a sign of a devastating earthquake tsunami?

About 180 earthquakes hit Puerto Rico and surrounding islands in the past month with more than 71 in the last seven days.

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>M2.5 earthquakes that struck Puerto Rico in the last 30 days. In total the island was rattles by around 120 tremors,

OK, but it is just a swarm on a subduction zone… No big deal?

The tectonic profile of the Puerto Rico Trench subduction zone is sometimes compared to that of the Sumatra subduction zone, the site of the earthquake that triggered the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004 killing some 250,000 people.

Here a Puerto Rico tsunami simulation:

This similarity has caused great interest in the research of a potential tsunami hazard to the United States east coast and the northeastern Caribbean.

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Cluster of earthquakes around Puerto Rico and neighboring islands in December 2015.

The locations of the tremors at the plate interface may have profound implications about the capability of the Puerto Rico Trench subduction zone to generate large earthquakes and following tsunami.

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About 30 quakes were monitored around Puerto Rico within the last 7 days.

I think it would be safe to collect more data that could better help predict an event which would have devastating consequences as the result of a tsunami hitting the Caribbean region and the US east coastline.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. The Destroyer is coming and these quakes won’t stop because they are not man made. More than 60 yrs ago Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky wrote books in which he said the early 21st century would bring most upheaval to earth. He said more and bigger earthquakes would happen, more meteors would fall from the sky, more volcanoes would erupt, the earth’s core would heat causing much expansion,heating oceans and strange weather. All these things that he warn us about are now taking place. The fracking may add to an already bad situation, but it is not the cause. We must look into the outer space to see the cause.

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