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Fact Sheet 141-00 Online Version 1.0

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

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.

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Created 05/02/01
Last modified: 05/02/01 (krw)