An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, less than a day after another earthquake shook the US territory and caused serious damage in some areas. At first there was no news about damages or victims. Authorities issued a tsunami alert for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reported a blackout across the island.
The United States Geological Survey located the epicenter just south of the island at a depth of 10 kilometers. (6.2 miles). A tsunami alert was not issued.
The quake of magnitude 5.8 on Monday morning demolished five homes in Guanica, a coastal town in the southwest of the island, and caused serious damage to dozens of houses. It also caused small landslides and blackouts.
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A quake of magnitude 5.8 shakes southern Puerto Rico causing damage to homes
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