EARTHQUAKE: 5-7 Magnitude Quake Struck Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico was awoken this morning by a strong earthquake which knocked out power and triggered small landslides.

The 5.7-magnitude quake was centered just south of the island and was the strongest of a series of quakes that have hit Puerto Rico over the past week. No injuries have been reported, but there are power outages and road closures due to fallen debris. (CBS News)

Hot Takes:

  • Puerto Rico has been shaking since December 28th and the quakes have gotten stronger.
  • This one was recorded at a relatively shallow depth of about six miles.
  • Puerto Rico has unfortunately seen its share of devastating natural disasters. Residents are certainly on edge.