Nevada highway damaged by largest area quake in 65 years
TONOPAH, Nev. – The cracked main highway between Las Vegas and Reno reopened Friday, 10 hours after a predawn magnitude 6.5 earthquake that a researcher called the largest to strike the remote area of western Nevada in 65 years. Nevada Highway Patrol photos showed cracks on U.S. 95 before crews repaired them about 35 miles (56 kilometers) west of Tonopah. The vast open range east of the snow-capped Sierra Nevada is seismically active, said Graham Kent, director of the Nevada Seismological Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno. The U.S. Geological Survey reported Friday's temblor struck just east of the Sierra Nevada. “”However, we have learned that other than obvious earthquake damage some damage is discovered later."
South Florida feels massive 7.7 magnitude earthquake centered near Cuba
MIAMI – People all over Miami say they felt buildings swaying after a massive earthquake measuring 7.7 magnitude was centered between the island nations of Cuba and Jamaica on Tuesday. The initial tremor was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, including one measured at magnitude 6.1. Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell says those in eight buildings in the Brickell and downtown areas self-evacuated and the building department was onsite. Here is the latest from the @CityofMiami EOC regarding the effects felt in #Miami related to the 7.7 magnitude #earthquake that hit near Cuba and Jamaica. A 7.7 magnitude earthquake is considered a major earthquake that can cause serious damage.
Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks Puerto Rico
GUANICA, PUERTO RICO – Another earthquake has hit the island of Puerto Rico, registering magnitude 5.2 on Wednesday. Scientists at the United States Geologic Survey placed the center of the earthquake west-southwest of the town of Guanica. More than 1,280 earthquakes have hit Puerto Rico’s southern region since Dec. 28, more than two dozen of them magnitude 4.5 or greater, according to the USGS. Among them was a 6.4 magnitude quake that hit on Jan. 7, killing one person and injuring nine others, and a 5.9 magnitude aftershock that occurred Saturday, causing further damage. Scientists say they don’t yet know much about the faults causing the quakes, although some experts believe at least three faults are involved, including the Punta Montalva one in southwest Puerto Rico that students and professors at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayaguez discovered in the early 2000s.
WATCH: Local 10’s Calvin Hughes interviews Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI – Haiti is facing a new challenge as the island nation passes the tenth anniversary of its most deadly earthquake. Haitian president Jovenel Moïse spoke with Local 10 News’ Calvin Hughes and discussed his future plans for the struggling country. That money would have gone to the salaries of deputies and senators in the Haitian parliament that has now been dissolved. Moïse is working to earn the trust and faith of his people. In a tweet at 12:02 a.m. Moïse said...”We note the lapse of Parliament and we take note of this institutional vacuum.”
Local 10's Calvin Hughes interviews Haitian President Jovenel Moïse
Local 10's Calvin Hughes interviews Haitian President Jovenel MoïsePublished: January 13, 2020, 4:35 pm10 years after the devastating earthquake that rocked Haiti, Local 10's Calvin Hughes sits down exclusively with President Jovenel Moïse to discuss Haiti's past and future
A decade after earthquake that devastated Haiti
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Sunday marks 10 years since a massive earthquake rocked Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Local 10 News anchor Calvin Hughes was in Haiti right after the historic earthquake and is back a decade later. Some Haitians have tried to make the best of the situation while still recovering from the earthquake. Haitians in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood had a silent march to commemorate and reflect on the devasting day. Johanne St. Leger lost her uncle and father in the earthquake and had been grieving silently for nearly 10 years.
A decade after Haitian earthquake, a young victim struggles
CANAAN, Haiti – Just before 5 p.m., Marie-Mislen Thomas’ house fell on top of her three children. Then the Thomases and hundreds of thousands more Haitian earthquake survivors were left on their own. On the tenth anniversary of the Haitian quake, Canaan has become the largest slum in the Caribbean. A restaurant wedged between two collapsed buildings shows signs of having survived the powerful earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Since her crutches are too small, the girl moves from room to room on her knees.
More harm than good: Compassion is noble, but what does Haiti really need, 10 years after quake?
“Deep down, I know there was an element of trying to get a pat on the back,” Albert said. “That’s when they completely blew me away with their response.”What the community leaders essentially told Albert and Zelaya was this: Thanks for your efforts and compassion, but you actually did more harm than good. The experience was such an eye-opener that it led Albert and Zelaya to a greater purpose and mission. “That goes back to the negative aid that is undermining the natural development of the Haitian people,” Albert said. The two discovered that nearly 80% of Haitian teachers haven’t been properly trained, and 60% of kids dropped out of classes during elementary school.
Puerto Ricans stay away from buildings for fear of earthquake aftershocks’ destruction
Puerto Ricans stay away from buildings for fear of earthquake aftershocks’ destructionPublished: January 9, 2020, 9:55 amPuerto Rico continues to experience strong aftershocks following a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday. It was the strongest to hit the island in a century and forced hundreds like Juan Pizarro and his family out of their homes.
Puerto Rico starts to restore electricity after magnitude 6.4 earthquake
GUANICA, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s electrical grid is slowly going back in service on Wednesday, after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake forced shutdowns in the southern region leaving more than two-thirds of the island without power. According to the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which serves about 1.5 million customers, service was restored to about half a million customers. Puerto Rico Gov. Members of USAR South Florida Task Force 2 left Miami International Airport on Tuesday night to join the efforts in Puerto Rico. Neighbors gather outside a shelter afraid of aftershocks after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.
4.9 magnitude earthquake hits near Iranian nuclear plant
IRAN – The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.9 earthquake hit near a nuclear plant in Iran Wednesday morning. Iranian media reported the earthquake struck near the Bushehr nuclear power plane in the southern part of the country. The Washington Post reports the plant is designed to withstand earthquakes up to magnitude-9. No damage or injuries have been reported.
6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity
A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. Puerto Rico's governor, Wanda Vásquez, declared a state of emergency and activated the territory's National Guard. “We're talking about an event that Puerto Rico hasn't experienced in 102 years and we're talking about something that we can't predict,” she said. Most large quakes in the area happen some 60 to 80 miles off Puerto Rico’s north coast, he said. U.S. President Donald Trump was briefed on the earthquakes in Puerto Rico in the past month, including the one on Tuesday, said Judd Deere, White House deputy press secretary.