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    another quake in Venezuela

    there was another quake in Venezuela Friday night. I hope it doesn't send tremors back to Aruba.
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    We are still here and didn't feel anything this time. However, the waves and undertow were pretty strong - unusual as far as we've ever seen! Don't know if the Venezuelan earthquake had anything to do with it or not, though.

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    Have no idea of the relationship b/w the water and earthquake
    but had no impact here.

    To see how frequent they are in the world - here's a link showing
    activity in the last 7 days
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsww/

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHampite View Post
    However, the waves and undertow were pretty strong - unusual as far as we've ever seen! Don't know if the Venezuelan earthquake had anything to do with it or not, though.
    No, they are northeast swells coming out ahead of a cold front in the Caribbean. Same as what happened on 12/29.

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    Jeesh.....I go away for work and come back to reading this stuff about my treasured island....nothing can ever happen to her or there will be hell to pay !!!!!!
    ARUBA....HOME AWAY FROM HOME

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    Quote Originally Posted by danadog56 View Post
    Jeesh.....I go away for work and come back to reading this stuff about my treasured island....nothing can ever happen to her or there will be hell to pay !!!!!!

    i second that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntlinda View Post
    ive heard the tides have been high and i know thats not the norm for aruba. been going 10 years.
    Waves and swells are related to meteorology and NOT geology. High tides are related to the moon. Waves are driven in this case by cold fronts and strong northeasterly tradewinds.

    A tsunami can travel at well over 970 kph (600 mph) in the open ocean - as fast as a jet flies. It can take only a few hours for a tsunami to travel across an entire ocean.

    A regular wave (generated by the wind) travels at up to about 90 km/hr.


    http://www.caribwx.com/marine.html
    "Wx Update, E Caribbean, Sat16, 10a
    SEAS:
    SE Caribbean thru SE Leewards: Small N swell about 4'/9sec should dissipate after tomorrow. Seas from ENE-E 6'/6-8sec thru tomorrow, 8' tomorrow night & Mon18, moderating from 7' to 6' Tue19, 5-6' Wed20. Wind-chop component 5' today & tomorrow, 7' Mon19, 4-5' thereafter. ...
    ABCs: 7'/6sec from E today, 7-8' tomorrow, 9'/6-7sec tomorrow night & Mon18, 8' Tue19; 7'/6sec Wed20...may run 1' higher anytime if persistently-gusty. "

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    I slept through it, my wife who wakes up from a leaf falling heard and felt it and woke me up after the fact. Nothing damaged at the home, but it happens here from time to time. Aruba gets them every year and they are never big boys, I pray for the Haitians, they are going to need it.

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