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6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#1
At 4:24 am (PR time) a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the southwest of the island.

My family is ok, but there is plenty of damage to roads, buildings and power company.

Please have them in your thoughts prayers today.
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#2
..... Jeeze, PR just can't catch a break these days, can they?
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.

"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry

"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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#3
No. It seems they can’t. From what I have heard, although there have been casualties, the death toll stands at 1. May change as communication  is getting spotty. But for now...

Today was supposed to be the first day back to school but a quake (5.8M) in the early hours yesterday made the government reschedule for the 13th while they inspected the school buildings.. Considering the shape some of those schools are in today if this had happened during the day and with full classrooms...<shudder>

I will upload some photos later when I’m at home.
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#4
Update: The two power plants located on the southwest of the island suffered severe damage to their water lines, and due to incompatibilities with new generators bought for the Palo Seco plant, the system will not be able to recover for a couple of weeks at least.

<sigh>

These are photo galleries from one of the local newspapers:

https://www.elnuevodia.com/noticias/loca...a-2539161/

https://www.primerahora.com/fotogalerias...o-1385600/
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#5
And there's still only been one confirmed fatality? That is amazing.
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.

"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry

"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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#6
After a series of aftershocks varying in intensity from 3.5 to 5.0, this morning a 6.1M just shook the island again with more buildings damaged and several landslides reported.
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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#7
Immediate questions. How are you and yours holding up? Secondly, anything we can do to help?
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#8
My family is okay, mostly just anxiousness due to the constant shaking. As for help, a lot is being done on the ground already, but the thought is appreciated. If I know of any further relief efforts I’ll let you know.
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
Reply
RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#9
This is the twitter feed of David Begnaud, CBS reporter and considered by us to be as puertorrican as any born on the island. He has been on top of the disaster just as he did with María. Any information about the situation on the ground can be reliably got thru his feed:

https://twitter.com/DavidBegnaud
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#10
Puerto Rico's earthquake damage is visible from space.
NASA says the earthquakes, which cause permanent changes to the earths surface, forced ground change up to 5.5 inches, west of Ponce.
"The ground appeared to shift downward and slightly to the west."

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/puerto-...from-space
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
Reply
RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#11
How to help PR relief efforts: https://lifehacker.com/how-to-help-puert...1840898288
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#12
(01-11-2020, 08:00 PM)SilverFang01 Wrote: Puerto Rico's earthquake damage is visible from space.
NASA says the earthquakes, which cause permanent changes to the earths surface, forced ground change up to 5.5 inches, west of Ponce.
"The ground appeared to shift downward and slightly to the west."

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/puerto-...from-space

That's... Pretty dang substantial for a 6.7!  Do you think that it was in part due to the aftershocks?
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.

"They did not care about all the other attempts wizards had made on the Lone Power through history; as far as a computer is concerned, there is no program that cannot be debugged, or at worst, rewritten."
-Diane Duane, High Wizardry

"If our friendship depends on things like space and time, we've destroyed our own brotherhood! But overcome space, and all we have left is Here. Overcome time, and all we have left is Now. And in the middle of Here and Now, don't you think that we might see each other once or twice?"
-Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull
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RE: 6.7M quake strikes southwest of PR this morning
#13
I don’t know. What I do know is that every quake has been pretty shallow, 10km or less from the surface.
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“When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. When you desire a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.”
― Lois McMaster Bujold, Memory
——————————————————-
What zombie movies got wrong about the actual apocalypse, part 1,487: they omitted scenes of people on the street demanding the right to be eaten by zombies.
—Kelly Davio, Twitter, 4/19/2020
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