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Earthquakes Rattle Puerto Rico Again

3 Jul 2020, 9:20 pm

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.

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.

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.

Related Story: 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits In Early May

Prior to the May earthquake, a much larger earthquake struck the Western Caribbean in January.

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