Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes near Puerto Rico

Magnitude 5.8 quake strikes near Puerto Rico
# 06 January 2020 20:06 (UTC +04:00)

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred off the southern coast of Puerto Rico on Monday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

According to the USGS, the earthquake was registered at 10:32 GMT. The epicentre was located 21 kilometres (13 miles) south of the municipality of Guayanilla, at the depth of 12.9 kilometres.

There have been no immediate reports about casualties caused by the earthquake, and no tsunami threat has been issued.

Some households have reported power outages.

Small buildings partially collapsed in the southern part of the Caribbean island nation, according to the Telemundo Puerto Rico channel.

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