Multiple earthquakes, each around 5 magnitude in strength, rattled Puerto Rico on Friday. The first to hit had a preliminary rating of 5.1 on Friday morning. Below is a tweet from the National Weather Service in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
1000: NO TSUNAMI THREAT FROM A NEARBY EARTHQUAKE
AN EARTHQUAKE WITH A PRELIMINARY MAGNITUDE OF 5.1 OCCURRED IN THE VICINITY OF PUERTO RICO AT 955 AM AST ON FRIDAY JULY 3 2020.
— NWS San Juan (@NWSSanJuan) July 3, 2020
NWS San Juan sent a message saying there was no tsunami threat after the Friday morning earthquake. Later in the day, another earthquake would register just offshore of the southwest side of the island.
Breaking: A 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck near the southwest side of Puerto Rico around 4:49 p.m. ET Friday in a location that has had several other earthquakes this year. If you felt it, you can report it here: https://t.co/BFgWBowHws pic.twitter.com/6OcrblV11P
— WeatherNation (@WeatherNation) July 3, 2020
The afternoon earthquake southwest of Ponce, PR had a preliminary magnitude of 5.5, however was revised to 5.3 later in the day. Regardless many folks felt the shaking, especially around the southwest part of the island.
This has been a very active region regarding earthquakes over the course of the past several months.
Prior to the May earthquake, a much larger earthquake struck the Western Caribbean in January.
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