6.0 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico

6.0 magnitude earthquake in Puerto Rico

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An earthquake of magnitude 6.0 shook Puerto Rico on the morning of Saturday, at about 8:54 a.m. (local time in Puerto Rico), according to reports from the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

The seismic focus was located 5.0 kilometers deep and the epicenter was located 15.4 kilometers southeast of Guánica, Puerto Rico.

So far there is no tsunami warning, according to the seismic network of Puerto Rico.

For its part, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority reported on its Twitter account that the sectors of Lares, Adjuntas, Ponce and San Germán lost electrical service due to the earthquake.

At 9:48 a.m. (local time) a 4.6 magnitude replica was reported, according to the USGS, at a depth of 2.5 kilometers and with an epicenter located 11 kilometers south-east of Indios, Puerto Rico.

Since December 28, about 500 earthquakes of magnitude 2.0 or higher have affected Puerto Rico, according to the USGS.