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Earthquakes and tsunamis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

Fact Sheet 141-00

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Abstract

Many earthquakes and tsunamis have occurred in the northeastern Caribbean, where the movements of the Earth's surface plates are rapid and complicated. Future such events pose serious hazards to the 3.7 million people who live in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Earthquakes and tsunamis in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
141-00
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2001
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
2 p.