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US Strong, 5.2 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico

02:25  11 january  2020
02:25  11 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Puerto Rico

  Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Puerto Rico A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Puerto Rico Saturday morning, the most recent in a string of quakes and afterschocks that have left thousands on the island without power and water.The 8:54 a.m. quake struck 8 miles southeast of Guanica at a shallow depth of 3 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was followed by a string of smaller quakes , including one measured at magnitude 4.9 that struck later Monday, at 10:51 a.m. It shook power lines and frightened residents of southern Puerto Rico who had been waiting outside their homes because of fears the buildings were damaged and

Puerto Rico has been hit by a 6.4- magnitude earthquake , resulting in at least one death and causing island-wide power cuts, officials say. This most recent quake , which began early on Tuesday morning, was the strongest in a series of quakes that have damaged Puerto Rico this week.

YAUCO, Puerto Rico, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A 5.2 magnitude earthquake cracked walls and brought down power lines in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island recovered from its worst quake in over a century on Tuesday.

People rest at a camp set up in a lot next to their homes after the earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello © Reuters People rest at a camp set up in a lot next to their homes after the earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, January 9, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello

The latest temblor took place at 6:26 p.m. (5:26 p.m. EST), with its epicentre around 4 km (2.5 miles) from Indios on the island's southern coast, the U.S. Geological Service reported.

Local residents posted tweets showing damage from the quake, which one described as "super strong."

The temblor followed Tuesday's 6.4 magnitude earthquake that killed at least one person, destroyed or damaged about 300 homes and knocked out power across the island. (Reporting by Ricardo Ortiz in Yauco, Puerto Rico Additional reporting by Andrew Hay in New Mexico Editing by Matthew Lewis)

Why Is Puerto Rico Having So Many Earthquakes? .
Puerto Rico has been trembling for more than a week. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 struck off the coast of the island at 4:24 a.m. local time on Tuesday, according to the United States Geological Survey. That came after a week of smaller tremors clustered in the same area offshore. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Sign Up For the Morning Briefing NewsletterThree strong aftershocks, with preliminary estimates of 5.6, 5.2 and 4.5 magnitude, followed Tuesday’s big quake.

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