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Puerto Rico Hit by 5.4 Magnitude Earthquake

Posted by on May 4th, 2020 Posted in: Emergency Preparedness and Response


The U.S. Geological Survey reported a 5.4 magnitude earthquake off the southern coast of Puerto Rico early Saturday morning. 

At a Glance

  • The initial quake was recorded at 7:13 a.m. EST on May 2, 2020.
  • The epicenter was located approximately 80 miles south of San Juan. 
  • About 50 families were displaced from their homes.
  • The earthquake caused extensive damage to buildings on the island, including a museum and other historical buildings in Ponce, Puerto Rico.

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