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02 May 2020 | 11:37 AM UTC

US: 5.5-magnitude earthquake hits south of Tallaboa (Puerto Rico) May 2

Puerto Rico News Alert

5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes south of Tallaboa (Puerto Rico) on May 2; aftershocks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/2/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/5/2020, 11:59 PM (America/Puerto_Rico). COUNTRY/REGION Puerto Rico

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Event

The US Geological Survey (USGS) recorded a 5.5-magnitude earthquake 6 km (4 mi) south of Tallaboa (Puerto Rico) at approximately 07:13 (local time) on Saturday, May 2; the quake struck at a depth of 10 km (6 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant material damage, and no tsunami warnings were immediately issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected areas over the coming hours and days. 

Advice

Individuals in the affected areas are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks.

In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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