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post Jan 7 2020, 06:29 PM

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A 6.4 earthquake struck Puerto Rico around 3:30am eastern causing significant structural damage and some loss of life. It also knocked out the power grid, telephone and internet service in the entire island. More tremors and earthquakes are expected as they have already experience more than 200 replications within the last week. I have several customers there using my Access pawnshop app, and most have diesel power generators, but they have closed their shops fearing a larger earthquake. Scarry situation, that poor island got beat up by hurricane Maria, and now this! Hope everyone finds safety.
This post has been edited by FrankRuperto: Jan 7 2020, 06:30 PM

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post Jan 7 2020, 07:03 PM

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I was there over Christmas. Even went to Ponce (near the epicenter of the earthquake). It's terrible because they haven't even completely rebuilt from the last time there were severe storms. So I can't even imagine what this will be like. Imagine not being able to use an ATM for several weeks...
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post Jan 7 2020, 07:47 PM

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Imagine not being able to use an ATM for several weeks...

I used to live in Tonga, in the South Pacific, and while there wasnt much happening when I was there (thankfully), they have been hit with big cyclones, and last year or year before, they had no internet for weeks. No ATMs, nothing worked, banking, anything online etc. Apparently a boat tore up the cable. That wasnt a natural disaster, but shows how dependent society has become on technology and how bad it is when it isnt there.

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