Puerto Rico Earthquake 2010 Pictures?

A moderate earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Sunday, damaging some houses in western and northern towns and causing a rock slide on a highway.

Just when you think the series of earthquakes thatís been striking different parts of the globe is just about over, another one hits the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico.

Are there any pictures of today's earthquake in Puerto Rico?

asked by Terra in Weather | 3252 views | 05-16-2010 at 03:42 PM

Puerto Rico was awakened today May 16, 2010 to a shaking earthquake. It was a moderate earthquake according to the USGS, its magnitude was 5.7.

The quake occurred at 1:16 a.m. local time (0516 GMT) at a depth of 68 miles (110 km). It was centered about 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, and 67 miles (107 km) west of San Juan.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.
The quake cracked the concrete foundations of a few buildings in the towns of Florida, Lares, Moca, Utuado and Vega Baja, according to Puerto Rico's emergency management agency.

The big fear for the locals after any earthquake is the risk of tsunami following the earthquake. The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center is NOT issuing a warning for this area following this area.

There are no pictures of the earthquake because the damage was minimum.

answered by Chip | 05-16-2010 at 03:46 PM

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