Earthquake in Puerto Rico


This 7 January 2020 video says about itself:

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has struck the American territory of Puerto Rico according to the United States Geological Survey.

MAGNITUDE 6.6 EARTHQUAKE ROCKS PUERTO RICO An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck just off Puerto Rico, the largest in a series of quakes in recent days. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no significant threat of a tsunami to the region. [Reuters]

OVER HALF OF PUERTO RICANS WITHOUT POWER More than half of Puerto Rico’s 3 million people remained without power on Wednesday after earthquakes killed at least one person and damaged about 300 homes. Thousands were sleeping outdoors, afraid more homes may collapse. Tuesday’s quakes included the most powerful one to strike the U.S. territory in 102 years. [Reuters]

From CNN today:

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake and several other strong tremors rocked Puerto Rico Tuesday morning, just one day after a 5.8 magnitude quake shook the island, according to the US Geological Survey.

Power outages and damage to homes and buildings were reported near the island’s southern coast, though the extent wasn’t immediately clear.

The 6.4 quake struck at 4:24 a.m. local time (3:24 a.m. ET), centered just off Puerto Rico’s southern coast, about 6 miles south of Indios town, the USGS said. The mayor of Guayanilla, just north of Indios, reported damage to homes and a church. There were no immediate reports of injuries, Mayor Nelson Torres said in a phone interview with CNN affiliate WAPA.

Earthquake strikes Puerto Rico, killing one and knocking out power to the island: here.

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  1. Pingback: Puerto Ricans without electricty, water after earthquake | Dear Kitty. Some blog

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