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Major earthquakes in the Caribbean are infrequent and are sometimes accompanied by tsunami.

Earthquakes

Date Region Mag. MMI Deaths Injuries Comments Source
2021-08-14 Haiti 7.2 Mw IX 2,248 12,763 Severe damage
2020-01-28 Jamaica, Cuba, Cayman Islands 7.7 Mw VI 0.3–1 meter tsunami
2020-01-07 Puerto Rico 6.4 Mw VIII 4 9
2018-10-07 Haiti 5.9 Mw VI 18 548
2018-08-21 Venezuela, Trinidad 7.3 Mw VII 5 122
2010-01-12 Haiti 7.0 Mw IX 100,000–316,000 Extreme damage and minor damaging tsunami
2007-11-29 Martinique 7.4 Mw VI–VII 6 402
2004-11-21 Guadeloupe, Dominica 6.3 Mw VII 1 13 Non-destructive tsunami
2003-09-22 Dominican Republic 6.4 Mw VII 3
1997-04-22 Trinidad and Tobago 6.7 Mw VII 0 2 Damage [1]
1984-06-24 Dominican Republic 6.7 Mw VII 5 Limited damage / tsunami
1974-10-08 Antigua, Barbuda 6.9 Mw VII 4
1946-08-04 Dominican Republic 8.1 Ms IX 2,550 Destructive tsunami
1943-07-29 Puerto Rico 7.7 Mw VII Moderate damage [1]
1918-10-11 Puerto Rico 7.1 Mw IX 76–116 Destructive tsunami
1907-01-14 Jamaica 6.5 Mw 800–1,000 Tsunami
1867-11-18 Virgin Islands 7.5 Muk X 24 Destructive tsunami NGDC
1843-02-08 Lesser Antilles 8.3 Muk IX 4,000–6,000 Extreme damage NGDC
1839-01-11 Martinique 7.8 Muk IX 390–4,000 Severe NGDC
1787-05-02 Puerto Rico 8.0 Mw
1766-10-21 Venezuela, Trinidad 7.5 Ms IX Severe NGDC
1692-06-07 Jamaica 7.5 Mw ~5,000 Tsunami
1690-04-16 Antigua, Saint Kitts and Nevis 8.0 Ms IX Some Destructive tsunami NGDC
Note: The inclusion criteria for adding events are based on WikiProject Earthquakes' notability guideline that was developed for stand alone articles. The principles described also apply to lists. In summary, only damaging, injurious, or deadly events should be recorded.

See also

References

  1. ^ "M 7.7 - 45 km N of San Antonio, Puerto Rico". Retrieved October 12, 2021.

Sources

Further reading

  • Corbeau, Jordane; Gonzalez, O'Leary; Feuillet, Nathalie; Lejeune, Anne-Marie; Fontaine, Fabrice R.; Clouard, Valérie; Saurel, Jean-Marie (2021), "A Significant Increase in Interplate Seismicity near Major Historical Earthquakes Offshore Martinique (FWI)", Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, doi:10.1785/0120200377
  • López-Marrero, Tania; Wisner, Ben (2012), "Not in the Same Boat: Disasters and Differential Vulnerability in the Insular Caribbean", Caribbean Studies, 40 (2): 129–168, doi:10.1353/crb.2012.0034, JSTOR 41917606, S2CID 132516977
  • von Hillebrandt-Andrade, Christa (2013), "Minimizing Caribbean Tsunami Risk", Science, 341 (6149): 966–968, Bibcode:2013Sci...341..966V, doi:10.1126/science.1238943, JSTOR 23491375, PMID 23990549

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