5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Cayman Islands


Not again! One week after the catastrophic 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck off the Cayman Islands today.

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday off the Cayman Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The 6.2-mile deep quake hit at 9:23 a.m. ET, 40 miles from George Town, Cayman Islands, the USGS reported. George Town, the capital, is on the western shore of Grand Cayman Island.

There were no immediate reports of injuries in the three-island chain in the Caribbean.

The British territory of the Cayman Islands is about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, which was devastated last week by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake.

Posted January 19, 2010 by
Caribbean, Natural Disaster | one comment

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    One Response to “5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off the Cayman Islands”

    1. tuyvnsurvivor on January 19th, 2010 11:59 pm

      Geomagnetic field ‘stuff’ or short time excursion. Speeking to studies in geology, though the certainty of a current trend not a done deal.

      “Stuff” being reversal. Which we may be over 300k years past due an event, Might happen almost at once — as in 5 years time, or 50 years or 1000 years. Effecting plate movements, we (I) think, though plate explainations themselves only a handful of decades old. Solar flares might also become more a problem during this supposed event in addition to stress of Earth between the new north south, and with periodical areas of jelly like consistancy. And indeed it might be said our magnetic shield has a huge hole in it now…aurora lights expanding as an side example. Watching earthquake events daily on online charts indicates, paying attention to the smallest of them — observe the patterns of those little ones, could seem they are in new areas as ‘fractures of the bowl’.

      I know but a little of what I speek, which is that little more than Gore. Clear as mud each of us. He spells better…I suppose.

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