Quakes Shake Puerto Rico
On Jan. 6 and 7, numerous earthquakes rocked Puerto Rico, destroying buildings and causing widespread power outages, according to news reports. Numerous temblors have shaken the southern region of Puerto Rico since late December. The U.S. Geological Survey reported at least three quakes on Jan. 7, with magnitudes of 6.4, 5.6 and 5.6, respectively. The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority confirmed to a local newspaper that its power plants in Guayanilla and Toa Baja sustained damage. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced tweeted on Jan. 7 that $130 million was being “made available” for the emergency. A magnitude-5.8 earthquake on Jan. 6 crumbled the well-known Punta Ventana rock formation, the Miami Herald reported.