Published On: Tue, Sep 24th, 2019

Puerto Rico earthquake: Massive quake strikes Caribbean island – latest updates | World | News

The United States Geological Survey registered the quake at magnitude 6.3. The earthquake was registered north of the island’s Isabella province. According to the USGS, there have been no immediate casualties.

Moreover, the agency has hit a depth of 10km (6 miles) around 80km (50 miles) from the island’s coastline.

There have also been no initial tsunami warnings.

The earthquake occurred at 11.24pm local time (4.24am BST).

Some residents on the island have reported objects in their houses moving.

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Tropical Storm Karen is expected to hit the island causing flash flood warnings to be issued.

The storm was due to approach the island on Tuesday but it is still unsure how much damage it will inflict on Puerto Rico.

Residents on the island had braced to be hit by Hurricane Dorian last month but only experienced light damage.

The tropical storm only caused some flooding and power outages on the island as it headed toward the US mainland.


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