5.5-Magnitude Earthquake Causes Shaking Across Puerto Rico

puerto rico earthquake shakingThere were reports of shaking across Puerto Rico.

A 5.5-magnitude earthquake caused shaking across Puerto Rico on Friday afternoon. 

The quake’s epicenter was off the far southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, about 6.4 miles southwest of Guanica, according to the United States Geological Survey. 

It struck at a depth of 10 kilometers. 

The quake caused varying degrees of shaking, from light to moderate, across the island. 

It was even felt in parts of the Dominican Republic to the west. 

There were not yet any reports of damage or injuries resulting from the quake. 

Puerto Rico was rattled by a series of earthquakes at the end of 2019 and in early 2020, causing significant damage to parts of the island. 

The Caribbean is a seismically active region. 

— CJ


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