Earthquakes in the DR

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.4
Date-Time • 29 Nov 2017 04:56:50 UTC
• 29 Nov 2017 04:56:50 near epicenter
• 29 Nov 2017 00:56:50 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.302N 68.169W
Depth 25 km
Distances • 83.5 km (51.8 mi) NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 94.9 km (58.9 mi) NE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 109.2 km (67.7 mi) ENE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
• 123.3 km (76.4 mi) E of Samaná, Dominican Republic
• 128.7 km (79.8 mi) NE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 3.8 km; Vertical 32.5 km
Parameters Nph = 9; Dmin = 90.8 km; Rmss = 0.38 seconds; Gp = 286°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173330
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.3
Date-Time • 4 Dec 2017 03:08:18 UTC
• 4 Dec 2017 03:08:18 near epicenter
• 3 Dec 2017 23:08:18 standard time in your timezone
Location 19.639N 67.736W
Depth 40 km
Distances • 136.6 km (84.7 mi) NNE of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 146.6 km (90.9 mi) NNW of Isabela, Puerto Rico
• 147.4 km (91.4 mi) NNW of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
• 152.7 km (94.7 mi) NE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 164.2 km (101.8 mi) NNW of San Sebastián, Puerto Rico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 2.5 km; Vertical 11.0 km
Parameters Nph = 9; Dmin = 147.6 km; Rmss = 0.10 seconds; Gp = 344°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173380
 

william webster

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Buster,
you should take a boat trip out to the north water sometime.

I am told that not that far out - a few miles - you can stand waist deep on top of a submerged mountain range.

It's this range that gives the quakes , I understand.

Stepping back to a big picture -
that range extends thru the Gulf of Mexico to blend with the Yucatan Peninsula and then flow northward to blend with the San Andreas fault in CA.

One large rift in the earth's crust.... a plate, they call it ??

Study that up and let us know.....huh??
 

Cdn_Gringo

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There is a patchwork of faults that directly impact DR. There are three subduction faults where a tectonic plate slides under another plate or a section of fault slides under another and 2 major transform faults where the opposite sides of the fault are slipping past each other horizontally (left to right) .

The fault you refer to, named the Hispanola Fault, is out to sea in the Atlantic running more or less east to west and makes one of its closest approaches to the island near Puerto Plata. Along this fault the North American Plate is subucting under the Caribbean Plate. The NA plate is causing an undersea ridge to rise up towards the surface of the Atlantic ocean. A significant quake along this fault is more than capable of causing lots of damage from shaking and could produce a set of Tsunami waves that would affect the entire north and northeast coasts within minutes (10 - 20 minutes).

In the middle of the island is a smaller subduction zone and patchwork of lessor transform faults.

South of the island another large under sea subduction zone known as the Meurtos Fault. .

Two significant inland transform faults are of prime concern. In the north, the Septentrional fault runs the length of the island from east to west and the south/central Enriquillo fault running west to east all the way through Haiti and ending east of lake Enriquillo.

Generally speaking the risk of a significant earthquake in the DR is defined as being of medium risk from day to day with a significant earthquake due anytime within the next 40 years.

All of the faults are capable of producing shaking that could result in massive amounts of damage to buildings and infrastructure locally and potentially island wide. The general trend over the past 70 or so years has been to see infrequent major quakes in the magnitude of 6.4 to 7.0. I believe the most recent was a 6.4 in 2003 centred inland near Puerto Plata.

Between the big shakes are almost daily smaller tremors scattered along the various fault lines. Some noticeable and others not (magnitudes less than 3 normally with an occasional 3.? now and then). The island of Hispaniola is in a very active seismic area and it is only a matter of time until a jolt occurs that everyone will be immediately aware of.

Based on the confluence of the potential forces from the various faults the North Coast From Haiti all the way to Punta Cana is at a higher potential risk than anywhere else, being sandwiches between two contiguous major faults. An imaginary line running east to west through Santiago being 2nd and the south coast coming in 3rd.

However, while the risk factors for a large earthquake in a given location vary statically with respect to probability, the next big one could still occur anywhere at anytime.
 

Conchman

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Buster,
you should take a boat trip out to the north water sometime.

I am told that not that far out - a few miles - you can stand waist deep on top of a submerged mountain range.

It's this range that gives the quakes , I understand.

Stepping back to a big picture -
that range extends thru the Gulf of Mexico to blend with the Yucatan Peninsula and then flow northward to blend with the San Andreas fault in CA.

One large rift in the earth's crust.... a plate, they call it ??

Study that up and let us know.....huh??
The only place 'north' where you can stand would be the large Silver Bank and the smaller Navidad bank, but those are about 70 miles out. Unless you are talking about an offshore reef, there are no submerged mountains where you can stand. This would be a huge navigational hazard and would have taken many ships down already. If you have any detailed information on this, I would be interested in its exact location.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.3
Date-Time • 5 Dec 2017 02:24:28 UTC
• 5 Dec 2017 02:24:28 near epicenter
• 4 Dec 2017 22:24:28 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.224N 68.351W
Depth 146 km
Distances • 32.1 km (19.9 mi) ESE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
• 40.0 km (24.8 mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 57.4 km (35.6 mi) SE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 69.4 km (43.1 mi) ESE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 94.2 km (58.4 mi) SE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.5 km; Vertical 2.4 km
Parameters Nph = 14; Dmin = 32.4 km; Rmss = 0.39 seconds; Gp = 166°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173390
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 2.7
Date-Time • 21 Dec 2017 02:17:59 UTC
• 21 Dec 2017 02:17:59 near epicenter
• 20 Dec 2017 22:17:59 standard time in your timezone
Location 17.962N 68.512W
Depth 88 km
Distances • 47.2 km (29.3 mi) SSE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic
• 69.5 km (43.1 mi) S of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 70.9 km (44.0 mi) SE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 75.2 km (46.6 mi) SSE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 99.8 km (61.8 mi) SE of San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 4.1 km; Vertical 3.0 km
Parameters Nph = 15; Dmin = 63.1 km; Rmss = 0.56 seconds; Gp = 224°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173550
 

Cdn_Gringo

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 3.6
Date-Time • 25 Dec 2017 10:36:33 UTC
• 25 Dec 2017 06:36:33 near epicenter
• 25 Dec 2017 06:36:33 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.576N 68.699W
Depth 130 km
Distances • 4.4 km (2.7 mi) SSE of Salvaleón de Higüey, Dominican Republic
• 31.1 km (19.3 mi) W of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
• 33.3 km (20.7 mi) ENE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
• 41.6 km (25.8 mi) ESE of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
• 62.4 km (38.7 mi) ESE of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 1.9 km; Vertical 1.2 km
Parameters Nph = 31; Dmin = 36.0 km; Rmss = 0.36 seconds; Gp = 132°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173590
 

Cdn_Gringo

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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°
Version =
Event ID pr 20173620
 

Cdn_Gringo

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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
 

Cdn_Gringo

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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.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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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.
 

Garyexpat

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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.
 

Cdn_Gringo

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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.
 

drstock

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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.
 

Garyexpat

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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.