at 08:33 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Puerto Rico Saturday, jolting some residents from their beds and briefly knocking out … at 05:35 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: “History repeats itself at certain points.” (3.2 miles), 2020-12-14 09:10:11 UTC Guánica Indios at 05:25 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: If there aren’t any cracks, it means that the previous earthquake didn’t cause damage, but [based on that kind of inspection] I cannot guarantee that it can resist a bigger or future earthquake. Already on our list? (3.2 miles), Today The FADEP has requested meetings with representatives of the House and the Senate, the secretary of education, as well as Carlos Pesquera, the engineer who advises the governor, in order to present and discuss their concerns. After Earthquake Rocks Puerto Rico, Thousands Still Without Shelter Or Power Some 2,000 people have been displaced, according to one humanitarian group's … (1.2 miles), 2020-12-14 09:29:45 UTC 4.2 km from 5.2 km from Schools are starting to reopen after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico in the early morning hours of January 7, the day after Three Kings’ Day. Since the imposition of the PROMESA act under President Obama, Puerto Rico has been pressured to prioritize paying the debt over investment in public services. at 09:28 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: Puerto Rico’s southern coast was hit with a 6.5 magnitude earthquake. Fuig (1.2 miles), 2020-12-14 03:19:10 UTC at 19:42 December 14, 2020 UTC, Location: 2.2 km from Potala Pastillo “All faculty and personnel need at least five days of preparation and training in order to get up to speed with the new reality in schools and in order to establish and roll out protocol for the case of another emergency,” explained the president of the National Union of Educators and Education Workers (UNETE), Liza Fournier Córdova, who is also an elementary school English teacher. 2.2 km from (8.2 miles), Today 2020-12-15 01:38:41 UTC 7.2 km from Schools are starting to reopen after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico in the early morning hours of January 7, the day after Three Kings’ Day. Epicenter at 18.008, -66.845 Get a $20 discounted print subscription today! Despite the fact that earthquakes are ongoing, and that Secretary of Education Eligio Hernández Pérez admitted in a radio interview that 95 percent of schools are not earthquake-resistant, these inspections do not look for design flaws that make the buildings vulnerable to future earthquakes. Unfortunately, the DOE has a different plan in mind. (3.2 miles), Today Subscribe in print for $20 today! A series of quakes destroyed or damaged about 300 homes, and led Governor Wanda Vazquez to … at 19:31 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: Epicenter at 17.974, -66.945 The earthquakes have shaken the island, killing at least one person, destroying buildings and homes, and leaving about two-thirds of the island without power. 2020-12-15 09:28:18 UTC Tierras Nuevas Poniente Guánica The FMPR, along with community groups, is demanding that the school and others like it be reevaluated and, if it is confirmed to be earthquake-resistant, reopened immediately. Epicenter at 17.944, -66.916 5.2 km from Epicenter at 18.493, -68.98 (2.2 miles), 2020-12-14 09:53:10 UTC Subscribe to ad-free EarthquakeTrack Plus for the best earthquake tracking experience plus additional features and subscriber-only perks. Similar to the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the earthquakes and aftershocks in Puerto Rico are revealing the decidedly unnatural tragedies of disaster capitalism and colonialism. 74.2 km from Puerto Rico has been repeatedly battered with hurricanes and, most recently, massive earthquakes. Guánica La Parguera Monique Dols is an NYC-based socialist and early childhood educator who has been involved in global justice, antiwar, and solidarity movements. 2020-12-15 19:44:12 UTC Epicenter at 17.955, -66.84 (0.2 miles), Today 3.2 km from According to Alicea, these repairs are straightforward and can be done within six to eight weeks with the required resources. 3.2 km from The quakes have been regularly occurring since December 28 and now an island-wide blackout is being reported. Thousands remain in … 8.2 km from A 5.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the waters of southern Puerto Rico early Saturday, rattling the city of Ponce, according to the US Geological Survey. Crews are inspecting buildings in Puerto Rico to make sure they're safe after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit near the island last night. Hundreds of other Puerto Rican schools have this defect and could collapse as a result of another strong earthquake. at 05:46 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: A Puerto Rican flag waves on top of a pile of rubble as debris is removed from a main road in Guanica, Puerto Rico on January 8, 2020, one day after the earthquake. Members of the FADEP aren’t waiting around for the DOE to do the right thing. Guánica Puerto Ricans displaced by the worst earthquake in a century face shortages of housing inspectors and home inventories as well as delays in funding and for planning temporary housing. Epicenter at 18.007, -66.486 Martínez Padilla, who has been collecting reports from schools all over the island, explained, “These certifications are a disaster, a completely botched job. We’re Celebrating Our 10th Anniversary. 2020-12-15 08:17:29 UTC Epicenter at 17.976, -66.731 The 6.4 magnitude earthquake was the most severe in a series of tremors off the US territory over the past 10 days. After earthquakes, Puerto Rico’s major power plant to stay dark. 2.2 km from Catalyst, a new journal published by Jacobin, is out now. 2020-12-15 13:23:29 UTC Our new issue, “Failure Is an Option,” is out now. Epicenter at 17.916, -66.957 9.2 km from In response to the pandemic, Direct Relief has been providing personal protective equipment, intensive-care unit supplies, and tents for triage and testing to hospitals and health centers. But in Puerto Rico, where there is a severe economic crisis, high unemployment, low wages, and a very high cost of living, there is also a fight underway over where the vast resources of society should be spent. Epicenter at 17.942, -66.968 (6.2 miles), 2020-12-14 08:46:35 UTC Get our print magazine for just $20 a year. A 5.2 magnitude earthquake rattled Puerto Rico Wednesday morning. The U.S. Geological Service reported that a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to The Associated Press. at 00:39 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: 2020-12-15 00:27:03 UTC Epicenter at 17.946, -66.842 News Puerto Rico rocked by 5.4 magnitude earthquake. (46.2 miles), Today Epicenter at 17.818, -66.963 The Frente Amplio en Defensa de la Educación Pública (FADEP), a coalition of educator unions, community groups, and parent associations, is demanding that the government take the safety of school communities more seriously. Epicenter at 19.138, -66.443 We discuss why the United States’ institutional breakdown won’t stop after Trump leaves office and what can be done to improve things for working people. at 08:17 December 15, 2020 UTC, Location: 2.2 km from GUANICA, PUERTO RICO - JANUARY 7: A man walks past a destroyed store after a 6.4 earthquake hit just south of the island on January 7, 2020 in Guánica, Puerto Rico. 2020-12-15 04:15:21 UTC Print. (5.2 miles), Today The engineers just write what they want to write, some of them are blank, some are more specific, others more general. at 08:46 December 14, 2020 UTC, Location: Epicenter at 18.036, -66.806 Epicenter at 17.958, -66.753 at 16:24 December 14, 2020 UTC, Location: If this defect hasn’t been fixed yet, the structures simply shouldn’t be used under any circumstances,” Juan F. Alicea, the president of the College of Engineers and Surveyors, told Primera Hora. Epicenter at 17.924, -66.979 Keleher also closed hundreds of structurally sound schools while cramming children into inferior, overcrowded facilities. (1.2 miles), 2020-12-14 19:42:25 UTC This must include: first aid training; emotional support services for staff; emergency and earthquake management workshops; discussions of the specific emergency protocols in each school with their unique circumstances; a reevaluation and reworking of school structures in order to create smaller class sizes that are more manageable in the case of an emergency; a familiarization with evacuation routes and meet-up points at each campus; as well as a discussion of the walk-through inspections that were done. A 5.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Puerto Rico on Saturday at a shallow depth, raising concerns about unstable infrastructure in a region that has been hit by quakes every day for nearly a month. Epicenter at 17.967, -66.994 The inspections and repairs that the FADEP is calling for may take longer and cost more money. Guayanilla 9.2 km from (1.2 miles), Today Epicenter at 17.918, -66.913 A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck the island on Monday, wiping out the natural structure. The American Federation of Teachers Isn’t Standing Against Austerity in Puerto Rico, Puerto Rican People’s Assemblies Shift From Protest to Proposal, Puerto Rican Politics Will Never Be the Same, Puerto Rico’s Privatizers Are Finally Getting What They Deserve. 5.2 km from The latest in a series of earthquakes and aftershocks struck off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico just before 9:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. There’s an unlimited budget for repression, but when it comes to financing our schools they claim bankruptcy.”, “We can’t be trembling with fear and anguish every time the earth shakes out of fear that our children’s school might collapse,” science teacher Anés Cedeño Soto told me. 2020-12-15 07:27:16 UTC Puerto Rico has had: (M1.5 or greater) 14 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 100 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 454 earthquakes in the past 30 days; 9,434 earthquakes in the past 365 days (11.2 miles), Today Epicenter at 17.932, -66.878 5.2 km from (4.2 miles), Today 2.2 km from 2020-12-15 11:34:09 UTC 76.2 km from Email. 6.2 km from (22.2 miles), 2020-12-14 16:24:12 UTC (1.2 miles), Today “The problem is a lack of transparency, not a lack of funds,” twelfth-grade physics teacher Hugo J Delgado-Martí told me. 2020-12-15 15:12:37 UTC Salvaleón de Higüey (3.2 miles), Today (3.2 miles), Today An earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island. Incredibly, the now-collapsed Agripina Seda School passed this kind of inspection the day before it collapsed. But the DOE is unable to provide any kind of comprehensive description of the findings of these inspections or of earlier repairs which were carried out in the early 2000s. Help Us Stick Around for Many More. Epicenter at 19.154, -66.433 Other earthquakes in the greater epicenter area Strongest earthquakes (since 1900) within a 150 km radius from this earthquake Tallaboa 4.2 km from Guánica And now there’s a new wave of struggle on the island calling for the resignation of government officials who have failed — yet again — to meet the needs of people who lost everything in a natural disaster. Today (3.2 miles), Today Puerto Rico is currently on lockdown due to the Covid-19 crisis, which has made it harder for people affected by the earthquake to receive aid. 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