Earthquake Hits Puerto Rico


A small earthquake hit offshore of Puerto Rico, shaking buildings and causing minor damage on shore. The event took place at around 6:45 local time, and was located approximately 72 kilometers north of Isabela, Puerto Rico, at a depth of about 42 kilometers. The tremors were not strong enough to elicit any tsunami or tidal warnings as a result. It registered a magnitude of 3.3, the second largest in a series of ten minor seismic events hitting the region in the last day and a half. The strongest registered a 3.5 magnitude, and struck to the northwest of this one, further out to sea.

By Jim Malone


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