UPDATE: Powerful earthquake hits Puerto Rico

An earthquake-damaged building in Puerto Rico

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.

According to the BBC, authorities say the island’s power plants suffered some damage and power was shut off as a protective measure.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat.

The initial earthquake struck at 04:24 local time, just south of the Caribbean island at a depth of 6 miles (10km), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). It was followed hours later by a 6.0 aftershock.

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5 Comments

  1. January 7, 2020

    My family is on traveling to Dominica. I’m hearing that Dominica was affected by these earthquakes. Are these facts or just rumors? Thanks in advance!!!!!

  2. Concerned Citizen
    January 7, 2020

    My heart and prayers go out to the people of Puerto Rico but why hasn’t DNO covered the Australian fires that have been going on for weeks and caused multiple deaths? It’s so bad that the smoke from the fires are causing thunderstorms and creating orange skies. That same Australia offered assistance after Hurricane Maria hmmm…

  3. DC
    January 7, 2020

    DNO please keep abreast with developments. There was another earthquake earlier in the morning resulting in fatality. Update please!

    ADMIN: The story was updated.

  4. Jesus is King
    January 7, 2020

    Matthew 24:6-8

    6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

    7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

    8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    • boto
      January 7, 2020

      ONLY Yahuah can save

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