WHY ARE PUERTO RICANS SLEEPING OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES?
I can tell you. I was there. I traveled to Puerto Rico on December 31, 2019.
I was awakened by the strong earthquake of January 7, 2019.
I felt it and many after.
I’m one of the lucky ones whose property on the Island wasn’t damaged and also lucky because I can come back to the mainland.
However, even though I’m back in the mainland, my mind, heart and soul stayed behind; now more than ever.
🇵🇷 … I’ve thought that if I’m going to suffer because of the current American reality, I will suffer in my country, my nation, my home! No matter how ‘broken’ Puerto Rico may be, it is the place where I took my first breath!! … Puerto Rico is resilient and will rise again, particularly if the ‘master’ lets go … 🇵🇷
Puerto Rico has experienced over 2,000 earthquakes in the last month. For many Puerto Ricans, the psychological consequences of the disaster are just as significant as the structural damage.
Puerto Rico lies in a tectonically active region where earthquakes have occurred for centuries, but because the country has not experienced a quake of this level of impact since 1918, the recent quakes, their aftershocks, and resulting damage took many islanders by surprise.
About 7,500 people have left their homes for other kinds of shelter, including, in some cases, cars and tents.
PUERTO RICO … Update – Wednesday, January 29, 2020 …. Southwest Earthquake Sequence
No , you are not alone … ‘This trial is a work of absurdity … why? Some jurors have stated without hearing evidence that the accused is not guilty … that flies into the face of our so-called fair and balanced judicial system.’ … Not worthy of a nation wrapping itself on the ‘rule of law‘!!
Before I get the guts of the day’s doings there is something I want to pass on……
This trial is a work of absurdity…why? Some jurors have stated without hearing evidence that the accused is not guilty….that flies into the face of our so-called fair and balanced judicial system.
I am not alone in seeing the absurdity…….
President Trump is on trial.
As in a real trial, charges have been asserted: the House alleges high crimes and misdemeanors. A judge presides: Chief Justice John Roberts sits in his fine black robe at the head of the chamber. There are prosecutors (the House impeachment managers) and defense counsel (Trump’s “A-team” of lawyers).
And pursuant to our Constitution, the jurors—the members of the Senate—have sworn an oath to render “impartial justice” at the end of the trial.
So, it looks like a trial. Except that in my 40 years as a lawyer…
“A very special guest graced the lineup at Black’s Beach in San Diego this past Saturday taking a break from its migration south to Mexico.” Gray Whales reach a length of 50 ft and weigh up to 36 tons, and live between 55 and 70 years.
Embrace the adorable creature known as ”the Child” with this soft, cuddly plush toy featuring faux suede coat and fuzzy trims. This irresistible infant is inspired by Star Wars: The Mandalorian now streaming on Disney+.
It’s not a movie … it’s a TV series on Disney +
The Child, colloquially referred to as “Baby Yoda” by fans and the media, is a fictional character from the Star Wars Disney+ original television series The Mandalorian.
He is a member of the same alien species as Yoda, a popular character from the Star Wars films.
I traveled to Puerto Rico on December 31, 2019. The New Year 2020 arrived for us while we were air bound. We intended to spend quality time in our ‘paradise spot‘.
We didn’t know that the earthquakes had really begun on 12/28/19. All went according to plan until Jan 6, when we felt a couple of mils shakes.
“Stop moving the sofa”, she says.
“I’m not”, I said.
Then another one mild one a bit later.
On January 7, around 4:30AM, a 6.4 magnitude shake woke us up and we ran out. We saw cars leaving the parking area of the condo complex. We received a text that a tsunami warming had been issued. Then we left the area. The tsunami warning was deactivated.
The original plans we had changed because the tremors were totally unnerving. After 10 days of uncertainty we came back to the mainland.
If you have been following, Puerto Rico continues to shake to this day.
Seems it will continue to shake for years to come.
In a new report released today, USGS experts estimated that aftershocks from the magnitude 6.4 Jan. 7, 2020, earthquake will persist for years to decades, although with decreasing frequency. Additionally, earthquakes will likely be felt on a daily basis for several more months.
Puerto Rico lies in a tectonically active region where earthquakes have occurred for centuries, but because the country has not experienced a quake of this level of impact since 1918, the recent quakes, their aftershocks, and resulting damage took many islanders by surprise. About 7,500 people have left their homes for other kinds of shelter, including, in some cases, cars and tents.
Key findings of the report include:
People in the area affected by the aftershocks may feel shaking from magnitude 3 aftershocks on a daily basis for the next 2 to 6 months. The rate of aftershocks is expected to decline, but they may still feel such shaking on a weekly basis for between 1.5 years and a decade.
The annual chance of having one or more magnitude 5 or greater aftershock will remain above 25 percent for up to a decade or more.
The annual chance of a magnitude 6 or greater aftershock will remain above 25 percent for 3 months to 3 years.
Within the next year, there is a 20-30 percent chance of an aftershock as large as the mainshock or larger.
Within the next year, there is a 5-10 percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake.
Future aftershocks are likely to be located where aftershocks have already been occurring — within about 30 kilometers (about 20 miles) of the epicenter of the magnitude 6.4 mainshock.
The aftershocks discussed in this report would be located in the same general area as the aftershocks that have already occurred. Our results do not imply a change in the risk of earthquakes in other parts of Puerto Rico.
Changes in the behavior of the aftershock sequence, including the occurrence of a new large aftershock, could require new estimates.
Puerto Rico se encuentra en una región tectónicamente activa donde los terremotos han ocurrido durante siglos, pero debido a que el país no ha experimentado un terremoto de este nivel de impacto desde el 1918, los terremotos recientes, sus réplicas y el daño resultante tomaron por sorpresa a muchos isleños. Unas 7,500 personas han abandonado sus hogares para buscar otro tipo de refugio incluidos, en algunos casos, automóviles y tiendas de campaña.
Los hallazgos más importantes del informe incluyen:
Las personas en el área afectada por las réplicas pueden sentir diariamente temblores de magnitud 3 durante los próximos 2 a 6 meses. Se espera que la tasa de réplicas disminuya, pero aún pueden sentir tales temblores semanalmente entre 1.5 años y una década.
La probabilidad anual de tener una o más réplicas de magnitud 5 o mayor se mantendrá por encima del 25 por ciento durante una década o más.
La probabilidad anual de una réplica de magnitud 6 o mayor se mantendrá por encima del 25 por ciento durante 3 meses a 3 años.
Dentro del próximo año, hay una probabilidad del 20-30 por ciento de una réplica tan grande como la principal o mayor.
Dentro del próximo año, hay una probabilidad del 5-10 por ciento de un terremoto de magnitud 7 o mayor.
Es probable que las réplicas futuras se ubiquen donde ya se han producido réplicas, dentro de unos 30 kilómetros (aproximadamente 20 millas) del epicentro del terremoto principal de magnitud 6.4.
Las réplicas discutidas en este informe se ubicarían en la misma área general que las réplicas que ya han ocurrido. Nuestros resultados no implican un cambio en el riesgo de terremotos en otras partes de Puerto Rico.
Los cambios en el comportamiento de la secuencia de réplicas, incluida la aparición de una nueva réplica grande, podrían requerir nuevos estimados.
has kindly nominated ‘About the Jez of It’ for the Blogger Recognition Award. Thank you, m’lady Horty, I am deeply touched that you still enjoy my writing as well as often inspiring it.
THE RULES OF THIS AWARD ARE
Post an image of the award.
Thank your nominator.
Give the story or history of your blog.
Give two or more pieces of advice for new bloggers.
Nominate 10 other bloggers and link to their blogs.
Comment on their blogs so they know of their nomination.
A little insider knowledge about ‘About the Jez of It’
Some years ago, a very Sapphic voice was posting poetry on love, on femininity but inside she was crying, he was crying. Slowly through verse a different voice began to speak in less metered lines, a more masculine…