5.5, 6.5, & two 6.4 Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Puerto Rico + Many Aftershocks Continue!! 4:40 UTC 1-13-2014

5.5, 6.5, & two 6.4 Magnitude Earthquakes Strike Puerto Rico + Many Aftershocks Continue!! 4:40 UTC 1-13-2014

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck at sea off Puerto Rican coast at a shallow depth of less than 30 km early on Monday, US Geological Survey reports.

The quake hit some 56 km off the northern coast of the island. Capital San Juan, where 400,000 people live is located on the same side of the island.

No immediate injuries or damage has been reported. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake could trigger a local tsunami.

“There is the small possibility of a local tsunami that could affect coasts located usually no more than a hundred kilometers from the earthquake epicenter,” the tsunami center said.

The Puerto Rico quake on Monday comes almost exactly 4 years after a powerful 7.0-magnitude quake devastated another Caribbean island Haiti.

The 2010 disaster took more than 100,000 lives and caused a humanitarian catastrophe in the nation, which remains one of the poorest in the world.

Magnitude: 2.6
Region: 37km NW of San Antonio Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 11, 2014
Time: 17:25:03 GMT
Magnitude: 2.1
Region: 5km ESE of Maricao Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 11, 2014
Time: 23:00:02 GMT
Magnitude: 2.8
Region: 1km NNE of Las Marias Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 12, 2014
Time: 4:33:30 GMT
Magnitude: 3.1
Region: 4km ENE of Quebradillas Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 12, 2014
Time: 13:25:13 GMT
Magnitude: 2.1
Region: 4km SE of Espino Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 12, 2014
Time: 13:35:06 GMT
Magnitude: 6.4
Region: 97km N of Hatillo Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 13, 2014
Time: 4:00:58 GMT
Magnitude: 6.4
Region: 97km N of Hatillo Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 13, 2014
Time: 4:01:04 GMT
Magnitude: 6.5
Region: 56km N of Hatillo Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 13, 2014
Time: 4:01:04 GMT
Magnitude: 5.5
Region: 44km N of Hatillo Puerto Rico
Date: Jan 13, 2014
Time: 4:01:06 GMT

SOURCE: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/WxMap.aspx

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