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Over 950 earthquakes hit Puerto Rico in 2020

The Caribbean island of  Puerto Rico experienced over 950 earthquakes in less than two weeks of the new year, 2020. Many were too weak to be felt, but more than 500 were of magnitude 2 on the Richter scale. The island sits in the middle of the Caribbean tectonic plate and the North American plate, and […]

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Powerful earthquake measuring Magnitude 5.9 hits Puerto Rico

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage on the island’s southern coast, where recent quakes have toppled homes and schools. The US Geological Survey said the 8.54am quake hit eight miles south of Indios at a shallow depth of six miles. Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much […]