Aguadilla Epicenter at 18.172, -67.371 “They go out there and this is their only time of year to fly, so even if they’re told to restrict their speed, they don’t,” he said. But though it has registered tremors from quakes in nearby states, the seismograph hasn’t ever registered anything that Smith, who dates Florida’s most recent confirmed earthquake to one in Daytona in 1975, pegs as an earthquake centered in the state. (2.2 miles), 2020-01-06 10:32:18 UTC (66.2 miles), 1976-06-13 19:06:27 UTC San Antonio But earthquakes are not unheard of in Florida. Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. The United States Geological Survey reports the quake began at 2:10 p.m. and was centered 86 miles northwest of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 87 miles west-southwest of Niquero, Cuba. 2012 Haida Gwaii earthquake – magnitude 7.8 earthquake with an epicenter on Moresby … Notifications. Smith’s expertise is coupled with experience. 9.2 km from Florida and North Dakota are the states with the fewest earthquakes. Epicenter at 19.091, -68.1 © Courtesy UF, Department of Geological Sciences Dots and triangles show the location of all known earthquakes in the Florida region since 1875. La Parguera Epicenter at 19.08, -67.256 13.2 km from “…Beds in some instance shook and trembled so that their inmates were almost thrown out upon the floor,” says a Cedar Key newspaper. “We’ve gotten earthquake reports at the exact time that a handful of reservists are out flying.”, © University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611 EARTHQUAKE SHOCK -SNORMAL RECORDER TRACE OF WATER LEVEL SCHANGES 0.9 foot --- Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. at 20:42 November 02, 2008 UTC, Location: 5.2 km from “Then it continued and got more intense.”. Florida does not include any plate boundaries, and the plate the state occupies is very stable, he said. City of Miami Fire Rescue, with the help of engineers, deployed a drone in the Brickell area to search for cracks in concrete or any broken windows. Brenas He said the building moved,” Stein said. The largest earthquake on record for Florida occurred on 08/04/1946, with a depth of 51.2 miles and a magnitude of 7.9 on the Richter scale in Miami Dade County, FL. Text-only. Antarctica has the least earthquakes of any continent, but small earthquakes can occur anywhere in the World. Desktop Notifications . Punta Cana And if Smith had been here on tomorrow’s date 121 years ago, his prognosis would have been different. To receive browser notifications toggle the option below, read more. User Time Zone . at 20:49 July 03, 2020 UTC, Location: Epicenter at 19.043, -66.81 The largest earthquake in Florida, Puerto Rico: today: 3.1 in La Parguera , Lajas , Puerto Rico this week: 4.1 in La Parguera , Lajas , Puerto Rico Notifications blocked. Miami City Commissioner Ken Russell says those in eight buildings in the Brickell and downtown areas self-evacuated and the building department was onsite.