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Guatemala Suffers Multiple Earthquake Events & Seismic Swarms in Puerto Rico

19/09/2011

4.5-5.8 Swarm of Earthquakes in Guatemala

According to multiple media sources, between 1 – 3 dead, unknown injured. (6:30 pm)

USGS is reporting, up to 5:30 pm EST four significant seismic events in the Guatemala region.  Please stand by as this blog will be updated in the event more activity occurs in this and the Puerto Rico Region (see below).

MAP  4.5   2011/09/19 20:30:04   14.058   -90.276 40.9  GUATEMALA
MAP  4.8   2011/09/19 19:17:55   14.288   -90.203 36.9  GUATEMALA
MAP  5.8   2011/09/19 18:34:01   14.332   -90.142 39.4  GUATEMALA
MAP  4.8   2011/09/19 18:00:02   14.400   -90.217 61.0  GUATEMALA

This is after yesterday’s (September 18th, 2011) 6.9 magnitude earthquake that struck Sikkim, India, Northern border with Nepal.

It is also important to note that the Puerto Rico Region has too been struck today as well with a swarm of earthquakes, less intense in magnitude.

MAP  3.1 2011/09/19 11:45:14   18.311   -65.303 95.9  Isla C. PUERTO RICO
MAP  2.9 2011/09/19 11:21:22   18.851   -65.336 87.0  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.2 2011/09/19 11:20:07   18.225   -65.177 96.1  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.3 2011/09/19 11:17:35   19.166   -65.272 41.6  PUERTO RICO REGION
MAP  3.1 2011/09/19 11:05:50   18.340   -65.280 98.0  PUERTO RICO REGION

Puerto Rico - Swarms of Quakes

Please see my posts about the sun & solar flares whose energy, according to NASA Science, have a big effect on the Earth.  This can include seismic events.

Extra Energy Can Have a Big Effect on Earth – Secret Lives of Solar Flares (NASA Science)

Could the Sun Set Off the Next Big Natural Disaster (Smithsonian News)

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