Sunday, May 31, 2009
At approximately 2:24 AM (central time) on May 28, a strong earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale occurred approximately 40 miles northeast of Roatan. The main event lasted for about 30 seconds, followed by multiple aftershocks lasting five to ten seconds each. Fortunately, considering the strength of the quake and its relative proximity to the island we have virtually no damage of any significance to report. I personally lost most of my collection of wine and martini glasses, but that's really no big deal. We have heard no reports of significant damage and/or injuries elsewhere on the island. Overall, I can report that -- besides the understandable alarm it caused -- the island got a free pass on this one.
My former wine and martini glasses. :(