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Puerto Rico Shaken by 4.0-Magnitude Quake Off Culebra’s Coast

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 19, 2012

Above: Flamenco Beach in Culebra

By the Caribbean Journal staff

There were reports of light shaking in Puerto Rico after a 4.0-magnitude earthquake off the island’s northeast coast, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The epicentre of the quake came 17 kilometres north-northwest of the island of Culebra.

The quake was also reportedly felt in the Virgin Islands.

It is the latest in a series of Caribbean earthquakes this month beyond the 4.0-magnitude mark.

Those were highlighted by two 5.1-magnitude quakes: one on the border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti, and another in Anguilla.

On July 11, Puerto Rico experienced four smaller earthquakes on the same day, each around a magnitude of 3.0 on the Richter scale.

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