A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico early Tuesday morning, simply in the future after a 5.Eight magnitude quake shook the island, in keeping with the US Geological Survey.
The 6.4 quake struck at 3:24 a.m. native time about 6 miles south of Indios, Puerto Rico, the USGS stated. The mayor of Guayanilla, simply north of Indios, reported injury to properties and a church. There have been no fast experiences of accidents, Mayor Nelson Torres stated in a cellphone interview with CNN affiliate WAPA.
Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority reported widespread outages throughout the island after its energy vegetation activated an auto protecting mechanism following the earthquake.
Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced urged residents to stay calm as the authorities responds to the most up-to-date quake in an announcement posted on Twitter.
“I hope all are properly. We’re getting our info from @NMEADpr and @DSPnoticias,” the tweet stated. “Your complete authorities is lively and in motion. I ask our individuals to stay calm and urge you to stay protected.”
No tsunami is predicted following the earthquake, the US Nationwide Tsunami Warning Heart stated.
The quake’s magnitude was adjusted barely downward in the hours after it struck, after initially being recorded as a 6.6.
Puerto Rico has skilled a flurry of earthquakes since December 28, in keeping with knowledge from the USGS, ranging in magnitude from 4.7 to Sunday’s 5.8.
All of the earthquakes seem to have been foreshocks to the most up-to-date quake, CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri stated.
Geologists warned that extra earthquakes, often called aftershocks and tremors, would comply with Monday’s quake.
“When there are extra earthquakes, the likelihood of a big earthquake is larger which implies that the likelihood of harm is larger,” the USGS stated.
On Monday, the early morning quake in the identical space brought on some injury, together with rock slides and a house collapse in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, Director of Emergency Administration Carlos Acevedo stated.