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7.4 Earthquake Off Martinique  
User currently offlineQqflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1712 times:

I am currently in San Juan on a layover and felt what clearly was an earthquake. I started feeling this rolling motion, not shaking, and I instantly thought it was an earthquake. Low and behold, about 20 minutes later on CNN they were reporting an earthquake epicentered off the northwest coast of Martinique. Martinique is about 400 miles southeast of San Juan.

It appears there is no damage at Lamentin International Airport since Eagle had an ATR enroute to FDF at the time and it has since landed at FDF, deplaned, loaded up more pax and is now enroute back to SJU. I've been trying to access Martinique's website, in particular the airport's page, but the server is not available. Perhaps this has something to do with the earthquake.

Here's more info from BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7120018.stm
This is FDF's website, but it hasn't been working: http://www.martinique.cci.fr/


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User currently offlineChiguire From Venezuela, joined Sep 2004, 2005 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1658 times:

We didn't feel anything here on Margarita Island. There was the rumour of a possible Tsunami - but this was just a rumour. Accoring to the media the earthquake was felt in CCS, but without any damages.

User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

I am on the 15th floor of the hotel so no doubt that compounded the sensation. I thought I was losing it at first, but then noticed the curtain rod and chain on the ceiling fan (which was turned off) swaying. I then knew the whole room was swaying, not just me  drunk .


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User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 904 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1566 times:

That is scary. I have felt them in PR before, but they are usually quick and fast. Apparently some damage in Martinque, my sister in Barbados did feel it and they did have very minor damage...pictures falling off wall type damages. She just im'ed on MSN

User currently offline8B775ZQ From St. Kitts and Nevis, joined Aug 2005, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

We felt it here in St. Kitts. Actually shook for quite sometime, at least 2-3 minutes(felt like forever) but thankfully no damage here.

User currently offlineGrude1087 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 50 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1410 times:

Information about the quake is on http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kha5.php.

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26993 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

The Northern part of the Island was most affected. Power out and villages cut off etc..... the Earthquake was also felt as far away as French Guyana.

User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

I hope all is well, juding by the power of the Earthqauke, its surprising no Tusami warning was in effect.


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User currently offlineQQflyboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2282 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1248 times:



Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 7):
its surprising no Tusami warning was in effect.

The USGS said the depth of the quake, 90 miles, made it unlikely to generate a tsunami. At least that is some good news out of such a powerful quake. Had it been closer to the surface much, much more damage could have been done.



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1243 times:



Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 8):
depth of the quake, 90 miles

yep that makes a big difference, it figures.



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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9209 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:



Quoting QQflyboy (Reply 8):
The USGS said the depth of the quake, 90 miles, made it unlikely to generate a tsunami. At least that is some good news out of such a powerful quake. Had it been closer to the surface much, much more damage could have been done.

Compare that massive quake to the one that hit off the coast of Sumatra some 3 years ago. That was right at the ocean floor, as there was ocean floor lift of about 45 to 50 vertical feet. We all know what that did, right?!!



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1220 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 10):
That was right at the ocean floor, as there was ocean floor lift of about 45 to 50 vertical feet

I think a lot of people overlook the vertical location of the Earthquake and instead focus on the magnitude of the earthquake.



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1215 times:

Just heard about this in the news.


They say that no one has died, just 2 injured.



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1213 times:

Some information about the quake.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/Quakes/us2007kiab.php


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