Earthquake of 4.7 richter scale shook the Caribbean islands

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Dominican Republic: For the last few days, the shaking has been felt throughout the region due to earthquakes, but the Tsunami Warning Center said that there is no risk of tsunami to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the broader Caribbean, nor the U.S. East Coast at the present time.

All this was done after a series of moderate earthquakes continued to rock portions of the Caribbean region that is located near Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.


A 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck 160 miles west of Isla Mona. In a Tsunami Information Statement, the National Weather Service Tsunami Warning Center based on Ewa Beach, Hawaii, wrote after analysing the information from all available data, there was no threat to Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, or the British Virgin Islands from this earthquake. People may have experienced shaking from the quake.

The region experienced nine other earthquakes, including a 3.4 magnitude northwest of San Antonio, Puerto Rico and a 3.8 magnitude near Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

The recent earthquake shook the area along the south coast of Puerto Rico, where a strong earthquake hit during the year 2020. The recent shakes of the earthquake were at lower levels than were received in January 2020, which was 6.4 and posed extensive damage in Puerto Rico, including widespread power failures in much of the areas of the island region.

The borders The Caribbean Plate borders the North American Plate, the South American Plate, the Nazca Plate, and the Cocos Plate are home to ongoing seismic activity, including frequent earthquakes, occasional tsunamis, and sometimes even volcanic eruptions. These earthquakes are occurring near the region of the northern edge of the Caribbean Plate. This oceanic tectonic plate is underlying Central America and the Caribbean Sea off of the north coast of South America.


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