5.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits To Puerto Rico [VIDEOS]
This morning a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. It has been quite a large earthquake in a series of quakes this week. Landslides, damage to homes and power outages have been reported, but no casualties at the time of posting.
Residents in southern coastal towns began posting pictures of partially collapsed homes and large boulders blocking roads as officials urged people to remain calm.
Dr. Sindia Alvarado, who lives in the southern coastal town of Penuelas, said she was petrified.
“My entire family woke up screaming,” she said. “I though the house was going to crack in half.”
At a hotel in the southwest coastal town of Guanica, people panicked as they tried to flee in their cars, only to realize that large boulders were obstructing the only highway heading north to the capital of San Juan, attorney Jose Francisco Benitez told the AP.