Moderate earthquake in Puerto Rico awakens thousands
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO (WIREUPDATE.COM) — A moderate earthquake shook the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on early Sunday morning, seismologists said, waking thousands of people. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was centered about 4 miles (6 kilometers) east-northeast of Espino, or 63 miles (101 kilometers) west-northwest of the capital San Juan. It struck about 68.4 miles (110 kilometers) deep, making it a fairly deep earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center initially measured the strength of the earthquake as 5.8, but later revised it.
Hundreds of people from the surrounding area reported feeling the earthquake. “Sat right up in bed in Levittown, felt like I was back in San Diego,” Frank told WireUpdate.com.
There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, and there was no threat of a tsunami.