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    Never felt it.

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    Too much rum & eggnog. <wink>

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    Preliminary Earthquake Report
    Magnitude 3.4
    Date-Time • 28 Dec 2017 08:02:01 UTC
    • 28 Dec 2017 08:02:01 near epicenter
    • 28 Dec 2017 04:02:01 standard time in your timezone
    Location 18.983N 68.461W
    Depth 4 km
    Distances • 42.6 km (26.4 mi) NNE of Otra Banda, Dominican Republic
    • 44.9 km (27.8 mi) N of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    • 48.4 km (30.0 mi) NNE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
    • 65.5 km (40.6 mi) ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
    • 81.9 km (50.8 mi) NE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
    Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 2.1 km; Vertical 2.9 km
    Parameters Nph = 26; Dmin = 53.0 km; Rmss = 0.72 seconds; Gp = 188°
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    Event ID pr 20173620

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    Preliminary Earthquake Report
    Magnitude 3.2
    Date-Time • 30 Dec 2017 03:23:23 UTC
    • 29 Dec 2017 23:23:23 near epicenter
    • 29 Dec 2017 23:23:23 standard time in your timezone
    Location 18.424N 68.754W
    Depth 116 km
    Distances • 8.5 km (5.3 mi) W of San Rafael del Yuma, Dominican Republic
    • 21.7 km (13.5 mi) SSW of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
    • 23.1 km (14.3 mi) E of La Romana, Dominican Republic
    • 40.9 km (25.4 mi) WSW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    • 48.3 km (29.9 mi) SE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
    Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 5.3 km; Vertical 1.5 km
    Parameters Nph = 11; Dmin = 42.7 km; Rmss = 0.12 seconds; Gp = 186°
    Version =
    Event ID pr 20173640

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    Default Tsunami Advisory For Jamaica & Cuba None for Haiti or Dom Rep - yet.

    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 1
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    0257 UTC WED JAN 10 2018

    ..TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

    THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

    NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED INFORMATION.

    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****


    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------

    * MAGNITUDE 7.8
    * ORIGIN TIME 0252 UTC JAN 10 2018
    * COORDINATES 17.5 NORTH 83.6 WEST
    * DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
    * LOCATION NORTH OF HONDURAS


    EVALUATION
    ----------

    * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.8 OCCURRED
    NORTH OF HONDURAS AT 0252 UTC ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 2018.

    * BASED ON THE PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS... HAZARDOUS
    TSUNAMI WAVES ARE POSSIBLE FOR COASTS LOCATED WITHIN 1000 KM
    OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.


    TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST
    ---------------------------------

    * HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES FROM THIS EARTHQUAKE ARE POSSIBLE
    WITHIN 1000 KM OF THE EPICENTER ALONG THE COASTS OF

    CAYMAN ISLANDS... JAMAICA... MEXICO... HONDURAS... CUBA...
    BELIZE... SAN ANDRES PROVID... COSTA RICA... PANAMA...
    NICARAGUA AND GUATEMALA



    RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
    -------------------

    * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
    SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
    POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN
    EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

    * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
    FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
    LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


    ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
    --------------------------

    * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITHIN THE REGION IDENTIFIED WITH A POTENTIAL
    TSUNAMI THREAT. ACTUAL ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE
    INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES
    OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO
    ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    CAYMAN BRAC CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.7N 79.9W 0328 01/10
    GRAND CAYMAN CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.3N 81.3W 0333 01/10
    MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA 18.5N 77.9W 0340 01/10
    COZUMEL MEXICO 20.5N 87.0W 0341 01/10
    PUERTO CORTES HONDURAS 15.9N 88.0W 0343 01/10
    CIENFUEGOS CUBA 22.0N 80.5W 0345 01/10
    SANTIAGO D CUBA CUBA 19.9N 75.8W 0354 01/10
    TRUJILLO HONDURAS 15.9N 86.0W 0402 01/10
    KINGSTON JAMAICA 17.9N 76.9W 0418 01/10
    LA HABANA CUBA 23.2N 82.4W 0426 01/10
    BELIZE CITY BELIZE 17.5N 88.2W 0430 01/10
    SAN ANDRES SAN ANDRES PROVI 13.4N 81.4W 0443 01/10
    PROVIDENCIA SAN ANDRES PROVI 12.6N 81.7W 0450 01/10
    PUERTO LIMON COSTA RICA 10.0N 83.0W 0530 01/10
    GIBARA CUBA 21.1N 76.1W 0531 01/10
    COLON PANAMA 9.4N 79.9W 0601 01/10
    BOCAS DEL TORO PANAMA 9.4N 82.2W 0607 01/10
    PUNTA GORDA NICARAGUA 11.4N 83.8W 0612 01/10
    SANTA CRZ D SUR CUBA 20.7N 78.0W 0619 01/10
    NUEVA GERONA CUBA 21.9N 82.8W 0646 01/10
    PUERTO BARRIOS GUATEMALA 15.7N 88.6W 0648 01/10
    PROGRESO MEXICO 21.3N 89.7W 0751 01/10
    PUERTO CABEZAS NICARAGUA 14.0N 83.4W 0927 01/10
    CAMPECHE MEXICO 19.9N 90.5W 0934 01/10


    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
    CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST
    FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

    * IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
    THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
    OF THE SHORELINE.

    * IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
    THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

    * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE
    CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.


    NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    --------------------------------------

    * THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR... OR SOONER IF
    THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

    * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
    GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL IN LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

    * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
    PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

    * COASTAL REGIONS OF THE US GULF COAST... US EAST COAST... AND
    THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOULD REFER TO U.S.
    NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
    AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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    TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 2
    NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
    0323 UTC WED JAN 10 2018

    ..TSUNAMI THREAT MESSAGE...


    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

    THIS MESSAGE IS ISSUED FOR INFORMATION ONLY IN SUPPORT OF THE UNESCO/IOC TSUNAMI AND OTHER COASTAL HAZARDS WARNING SYSTEM FOR THE CARIBBEAN AND ADJACENT REGIONS AND IS MEANT FOR NATIONAL AUTHORITIES IN EACH COUNTRY OF THAT SYSTEM.

    NATIONAL AUTHORITIES WILL DETERMINE THE APPROPRIATE LEVEL OF ALERT FOR EACH COUNTRY AND MAY ISSUE ADDITIONAL OR MORE REFINED INFORMATION.

    **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE **** NOTICE *****

    NOTE EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE DECREASED TO 7.6 FROM 7.8.

    PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS
    ---------------------------------

    * MAGNITUDE 7.6
    * ORIGIN TIME 0252 UTC JAN 10 2018
    * COORDINATES 17.5 NORTH 83.6 WEST
    * DEPTH 33 KM / 20 MILES
    * LOCATION NORTH OF HONDURAS


    EVALUATION
    ----------

    * AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 7.6 OCCURRED
    NORTH OF HONDURAS AT 0252 UTC ON WEDNESDAY JANUARY 10 2018.

    * BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA... HAZARDOUS TSUNAMI WAVES ARE
    FORECAST FOR SOME COASTS.


    TSUNAMI THREAT FORECAST...UPDATED
    ---------------------------------

    * TSUNAMI WAVES REACHING 0.3 TO 1 METERS ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL
    ARE POSSIBLE FOR SOME COASTS OF

    BELIZE... CUBA... HONDURAS... MEXICO... CAYMAN ISLANDS...
    AND JAMAICA.


    * ACTUAL AMPLITUDES AT THE COAST MAY VARY FROM FORECAST
    AMPLITUDES DUE TO UNCERTAINTIES IN THE FORECAST AND LOCAL
    FEATURES. IN PARTICULAR MAXIMUM TSUNAMI AMPLITUDES ON ATOLLS
    OR SMALL ISLANDS AND AT LOCATIONS WITH FRINGING OR BARRIER
    REEFS WILL LIKELY BE MUCH SMALLER THAN THE FORECAST
    INDICATES.

    * FOR ALL OTHER AREAS COVERED BY THIS MESSAGE... THERE IS NO
    TSUNAMI THREAT ALTHOUGH SMALL SEA LEVEL CHANGES MAY OCCUR.


    RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
    -------------------

    * GOVERNMENT AGENCIES RESPONSIBLE FOR THREATENED COASTAL AREAS
    SHOULD TAKE ACTION TO INFORM AND INSTRUCT ANY COASTAL
    POPULATIONS AT RISK IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR OWN
    EVALUATION... PROCEDURES AND THE LEVEL OF THREAT.

    * PERSONS LOCATED IN THREATENED COASTAL AREAS SHOULD STAY ALERT
    FOR INFORMATION AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FROM NATIONAL AND
    LOCAL AUTHORITIES.


    ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL
    --------------------------

    * ESTIMATED TIMES OF ARRIVAL -ETA- OF THE INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE
    FOR PLACES WITHIN THREATENED REGIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL
    ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE
    LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN
    WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

    LOCATION REGION COORDINATES ETA(UTC)
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    GRAND CAYMAN CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.3N 81.3W 0323 01/10
    CAYMAN BRAC CAYMAN ISLANDS 19.7N 79.9W 0328 01/10
    PUERTO CORTES HONDURAS 15.9N 88.0W 0342 01/10
    COZUMEL MEXICO 20.5N 87.0W 0344 01/10
    CIENFUEGOS CUBA 22.0N 80.5W 0346 01/10
    SANTIAGO D CUBA CUBA 19.9N 75.8W 0354 01/10
    MONTEGO BAY JAMAICA 18.5N 77.9W 0404 01/10
    TRUJILLO HONDURAS 15.9N 86.0W 0428 01/10
    KINGSTON JAMAICA 17.9N 76.9W 0443 01/10
    BELIZE CITY BELIZE 17.5N 88.2W 0452 01/10
    SANTA CRZ D SUR CUBA 20.7N 78.0W 0636 01/10
    NUEVA GERONA CUBA 21.9N 82.8W 0722 01/10


    POTENTIAL IMPACTS
    -----------------

    * A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES. THE TIME BETWEEN WAVE CRESTS
    CAN VARY FROM 5 MINUTES TO AN HOUR. THE HAZARD MAY PERSIST
    FOR MANY HOURS OR LONGER AFTER THE INITIAL WAVE.

    * IMPACTS CAN VARY SIGNIFICANTLY FROM ONE SECTION OF COAST TO
    THE NEXT DUE TO LOCAL BATHYMETRY AND THE SHAPE AND ELEVATION
    OF THE SHORELINE.

    * IMPACTS CAN ALSO VARY DEPENDING UPON THE STATE OF THE TIDE AT
    THE TIME OF THE MAXIMUM TSUNAMI WAVES.

    * PERSONS CAUGHT IN THE WATER OF A TSUNAMI MAY DROWN... BE
    CRUSHED BY DEBRIS IN THE WATER... OR BE SWEPT OUT TO SEA.


    NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    --------------------------------------

    * THE NEXT MESSAGE WILL BE ISSUED IN ONE HOUR... OR SOONER IF
    THE SITUATION WARRANTS.

    * AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EARTHQUAKE FROM THE U.S.
    GEOLOGICAL SURVEY CAN BE FOUND ON THE INTERNET AT
    EARTHQUAKE.USGS.GOV/EARTHQUAKES -ALL IN LOWERCASE LETTERS-.

    * FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT MAY BE FOUND AT
    PTWC.WEATHER.GOV AND AT WWW.TSUNAMI.GOV.

    * COASTAL REGIONS OF THE US GULF COAST... US EAST COAST... AND
    THE MARITIME PROVINCES OF CANADA SHOULD REFER TO U.S.
    NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES THAT CAN BE FOUND
    AT NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV.

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    Imagine if an earthquake that size hit off the coast here somewhere. That is why I push my son in the capital (and I practice what I preach here in Santiago) to keep extra botollones de agua, canned foods and batteries in the house. You never know when those items will be needed. Living in Florida for a number of years and seeing how store shelves clear out over the "threat" of a hurricane is enough to show that, after the fact, is oft times too late.

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    That's why I subscribe to alert lists and post some of them here - to remind people that the unexpected does happen, If we are lucky enough to get any warning at all, it won't provide much time and we need to already have a plan of where to go and what to do.

    The first of several tsunami waves if generated by a quake along any of the ocean faults north or south of the DR as well as a big quake somewhere in the Puerto Rico zone (which is very active this year) will likely arrive in the DR within 10 - 20 minutes. Multiple waves could continue to arrive for a few hours.

    If you don't get any warning, know the fastest way to the highest ground around and act right away, you could be swimming like everyone else who lives along the coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyexpat View Post
    Living in Florida for a number of years and seeing how store shelves clear out over the "threat" of a hurricane is enough to show that, after the fact, is oft times too late.
    Luckily, the people of the DR are not as prone to "panic buying" as those in Florida. When we had two hurricane threats last year, the supermarkets remained well stocked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drstock View Post
    Luckily, the people of the DR are not as prone to "panic buying" as those in Florida. When we had two hurricane threats last year, the supermarkets remained well stocked.
    In Florida I think the media gets kick backs from the supermarkets and Home Depot. The media hype sends people in a frenzy. One hurricane 3 which was passing by caused my neighbors to one by one put up their shutters. I finally had to succumb or look like the dick on the block. I put up the 23 dam shutters only to spend the afternoon out front having drinks and throwing the football with the neighbors (there wasn't enough breeze for the kids to fly a kite).
    Having said this I did make sure we were prepared if something did happen including a plan on where to go in the event of a disaster. There is a big difference between Florida Hurricanes (plenty of warning) and California (or anywhere else, but I lived in Ca) earthquakes - no warning. I'll take the hurricanes given the choice.

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