August 4, 2021

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"Hysteria, tension and nerves" in Lajas due to earthquakes


The southwest zone of Puerto Rico does not stop shaking and fear begins to invade them again. Marcos "Turin" Irizarry the feelings of his fellow citizens after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.3 was registered in the southern part of the country.

"I am scared, this tremor was much more strong and long than that of this morning "recounted the first municipal executive in a telephone interview with Primera Hora.

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And it is that at about 9:54 am an earth movement with an intensity of 4.9 was registered, to the south-southeast of Lajas. outdoors, keeping the protocols of social distancing to prevent contagion by coronavirus covid-19.

"We do not know what else will happen … strong aftershocks continue, of more than 4 [de magnitud] ”said the mayor affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party, who these recent events remind him of those that occurred in the past months of December and January, and that preceded the 6.4 earthquake that occurred on January 7. The day before, Three Kings Day, another of 5.8 had occurred.

You can also read: Molinelli warns of an earthquake equal to or greater than that reported today [19659002] This seismic activity began on December 28 and, although the amount and intensity of tremors has occasionally decreased, in recent weeks they have intensified again.

For example, the Puerto Seismic Network Rico has reported on its website a total of 28 telluric movements since last Monday, June 29, until 6:40 pm from today.

In the early hours of last Sunday, a new wave of tremors shook Puerto Rico. The National Weather Service in San Juan indicated at the time that a 5.3-magnitude tremor was felt at about 2:45 a.m., but soon after they indicated it was 4.9, citing information from the United States Geological Survey. That same day, in the afternoon, another shaking with a magnitude of 4.5 happened in the south of Puerto Rico.

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Pending Governor

Currently, municipal staff is "reaching out to all communities" to investigate and report any damage that may have occurred from the tremors, said the mayor of Lajas. Until now, he only knows about the house that collapsed in the Maguayo neighborhood.

Likewise, he stated that the governor Wanda Vázquez Garced has contacted him directly on four occasions to find out about the situation of the town. [19659002] "The governor told me that she has Lajas in her heart at the moment" narrated Irizarry.

In addition, the president expressed that she was "always available" for any situation, as well as resources from state offices and central government.

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