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An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 shook Puerto Rico again

2020-01-07T09:29:12.016Z

Authorities issued a tsunami alert for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands and an electrical outage throughout the island



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.

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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.

This is a news in development.

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