UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)
A 6-magnitude Richter earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous earthquakes have knocked down homes and schools.
The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred 13 kilometers south of Indo at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers.
The Puerto Rico Electricity Authority said outages were reported in most of the country, while field crews were assessing potential damage to power plants.
No injuries have been reported so far.
It was the strongest aftershock since the 6.4 magnitude earthquake that hit the country on Tuesday. More than 2,000 people remain in shelters, with many fearing to return to their homes and some others unable to because of the damage caused.
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, with thousands staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake. That tremor claimed one life and injured nine others, and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and some schools and businesses in the southwestern region of the island.
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