6.4 Magnitude quake offshore shakes Puerto Rico

By Michelle Kapusta,

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale shook the island of Puerto Rico on Monday.

According to the Associated Press, some residents said that their items were falling in their homes. Many others said they felt buildings shake in San Juan, Puerto Rico's capital.

Manuel Rivera of Noticel.com told CBS4 Miami that he felt the powerful quake just after midnight.

“I was in my bed and suddenly everything started to shake. The shaking lasted for more than 30 seconds,” said Rivera.

He also said that on social media residents of San Juan’s upscale Condado district reported buildings swaying there.

Puerto Rico's emergency management agency said there was no tsunami warning issued and no injuries to report.

Every year, around 800 seismic events occur in the Puerto Rico region and while most are never felt or noticed, a large quake could hit the American Territory at any time. FEMA reminds everyone in the event of an earthquake to drop to the ground, take cover and hold onto items around you. And in the event of a tsunami, to keep calm and move to higher ground that is at least 100 feet in elevation and one mile inland.



Join Our Newsletter

Popular Threads