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    this morning the Diario Libre headlined a study done five years ago about a geological phenomena called a "Megasplay" off the South Coast of the DR, quite similar to one off the coast of Japan at Nankai.

    The thing is, the article does not really say or define what a Megasplay is, but there is a link to the original article that will give you the gory details.

    Basically what it says in geologist-speak is that the northern part of the Caribbean Plate is subducting (going underneath) the island of Hispaniola. As a result, while being subducted, sediments are being scraped off of the oceanic plate and added to the overriding continental plate. These so-called accretionary wedges are exposed to enormous stress that form large faults.

    And these faults are what make us vulnerable to major earthquakes.

    Not a lot of study has been done on this place but it seems from the illustrations in the study that it is connected to the fault line that runs through Haiti..

    So, the point being is that oh, five years ago, the geniuses of the PLD buddies wanted to put up an artificial island right on top of this!! With apartment towers and residences...the whole big deal...

    Now aren't you glad they didn't get away with it????

    We are so innocent of what is under the sea...

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    I hope the Metro can morph into a submarine.

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    But all each of us really has is today. May happen or may not. Let it be a lesson to look at each moment at your last. Might change the way you live.

    Might be an Earthquake or might be a car accident. We never know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank the Tank View Post
    I hope the Metro can morph into a submarine.
    YIKES!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Don't worry the Metro is so modern in its construction that it is immune to the forces of nature. Be happy.
    unless you give Nals a MetroDriversLicense
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    Quakes are absolutely nothing Rare for the Island.
    below is the short list of the measured Earthquakes from the last weeks.
    we have nearly a Dozen 5's per month as the usual thingy.
    Data is from the Peurto Rican Seismografic Network,
    measuring what we have here on the Eastern Shore, which is the Islands Smooth Side, the Hardcore Areas are on the more Westerly Soil of this Country.
    Mike


    <TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=800 bgColor=white align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=type00>RECENT SIGNIFICANT EARTHQUAKES </TD></TR><TR><TD height=220 vAlign=top align=middle><TABLE style="WIDTH: 800px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR height=12><TD class=type01 width=76>Magnitude</TD><TD class=type01 width=88>Agency</TD><TD class=type01 width=168>
    Local Time (GMT-4)

    </TD><TD class=type01 width=75>Latitude
    </TD><TD class=type01 width=88>Longitude
    </TD><TD class=type01 width=91>Depth
    </TD><TD class=type01 width=212>Region

    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE style="WIDTH: 800px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.41Ml </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-30 03:04:07</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.401</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-67.424</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>10</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>WESTERN PUERTO RICO</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>2.93Md </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-22 03:09:27</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.775</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-64.695</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>4.2</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>VIRGIN ISLANDS PLATFORM</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>4.45Ml </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-21 20:00:04</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.483</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-64.949</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>123</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>VIRGIN ISLANDS PLATFORM</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.3Md </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-14 08:34:05</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.022</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-65.327</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>8</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>EASTERN PUERTO RICO</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.61Ml </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-13 19:46:22</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.409</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-68.434</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>161</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.57Md </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-12 05:10:02</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>19.565</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-66.420</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>43</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>PUERTO RICO TRENCH</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>4.63Md </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-07 11:05:41</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>19.044</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-64.758</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>4.75</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>SOMBRERO SEISMIC ZONE</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.51Md </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-05 01:20:39</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.316</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-68.827</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>109.9</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>4.6Ml </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-02 00:44:47</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>18.645</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-68.731</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>179.9</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>EASTERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC</TD></TR></TBODY><TBODY><TR><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=right>3.36Ml </TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>PRSN</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=150 noWrap align=middle>2010-07-01 16:42:30</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=100 noWrap align=middle>19.079</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=80 noWrap align=middle>-64.884</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=70 noWrap align=left>112</TD><TD style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt" bgColor=#fafafa vAlign=top width=230 noWrap align=left>SOMBRERO SEISMIC ZONE</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

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    this is the 4.6 Quake from July 2nd,
    it's Epicentre been less than 10 miles from Higuey
    Puerto Rico Seismic Network

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    Live each day like its your last.

    Doom scenario's :

    Yellow Stone park mega crater, way overdue to wake up
    Crater on one of the Canarian Islands should shift half of its crater (due to happen any day now) into the ocean which would send a tsunami towards the coast of NY and wipe that whole coast away.
    Isn't their one of the zillion meteoriets that float around in space heading our planets way to wipe everything out? There is just a tiny bit of space we are watching right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acira View Post
    Live each day like its your last.

    Doom scenario's :

    Crater on one of the Canarian Islands should shift half of its crater (due to happen any day now) into the ocean which would send a tsunami towards the coast of NY and wipe that whole coast away.
    Since I'm two short blocks to the Atlantic Ocean on a little barrier island off New Jersey..... ACK!

    Might be time to put out the For Sale sign and move to a mountain in North Carolina.... or San Jose de Ocoa..... [Just to keep it DR related]

    AE

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