Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Earthquake hits Puerto Rico by 5.4 magnitude, watch video

Puerto Rico hit by earthquack of 5.4 magnitude in staturday morning.

According to U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 7:13 a.m. local time off the coast of Ponce and Peñuelas — a region that has been hit by a series of earthquakes since late 2019.

The spokeswoman for the city of Ponce told the Associated Press that a second-floor balcony had collapsed, and pictures on social media showed damage in the city’s colonial center. A public housing project in Ponce was also evacuated due to damage.

Joe Biden Tweets “My heart and Jill’s are with the people of Puerto Rico in the wake of another damaging earthquake. As the island grapples with both the impact of this earthquake and this pandemic, we need to ensure they get the resources and assistance needed to recover as soon as possible.”

Damage by the Earthquake can be seen in a viral video.

Governer of Puerto Rico tells people who may have to leave home due to damage from this mornings earthquake to a backpack & their masks with them – a reminder that in the middle of an earthquake emergency there is an ongoing pandemic.

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