How bad will the damage be to Puerto Rico due to the tsunami/earthquakes? Its a very small island and I live near the coast. I’m not afraid of dying, but I’d like to know. You said the event might be scattered in a certain time-frame. When would Puerto Rico see damage? Thank you for your time. D.H.
I’m seeing some damage, but most of the directional force will be Eastward and Southward. My suggestion – prepare as you would a major hurricane. Expect high water levels along the coasts. Collect extra water, medical supplies, an emergency route inland, extra food, a radio and batteries. Expect loss of water systems along the coastline including septic systems. Possibly loss of electricity for some areas. If there is air debris, consider breathing masks, flashlights, more water and be alert to early warnings. There is more to do to prepare, but this is a start. Go to the emergency preparedness websites for more information on preparing.
Quake reports over 5 come into my mailbox. Today (July 16) the first quake of that magnitude came into my mailbox from the North Atlantic region, north (slightly east) of the coast of Venezuela: 5.3 – Barbados region, Windward Islands. 11:01:47 UTC.