UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit the American island of Puerto Rico on Monday, without reports of casualties.
The US Geological Survey said that the earthquake struck the south of the island 10 km deep, while local officials said there was no fear of a tsunami.
Angel Vazquez, director of the emergency agency for the coastal city of Ponce, told the Associated Press that there had been a blackout in some parts of Puerto Rico after the earthquake.
He added, “This is the strongest earthquake the country has witnessed since the start of the earthquakes on 28 December last.”
While there were no casualties or damage to the buildings immediately after the earthquake, local residents said that they caused landslides, prompting rescue crews to block some roads in the southern coast of the country.
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