6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Puerto Rico

By  //  January 13, 2014

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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:01 a.m. local time just north of the island of Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:01 a.m. local time just north of the island of Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake occurred at 12:01 a.m. local time just north of the island of Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake was centered about 60 miles northwest of the capital of San Juan, and the U.S. Geological survey said the quake was very shallow, about 17.7 miles below the seabed.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, “a destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data.”

The National Weather Service in San Juan confirmed there was no threat for a tsunami after reviewing tidal gauges.

Last Friday, a 5.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Cuba.


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