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  1. #1 Puerto Rico rocked by a magnitude 5.8 earthquake, with more tremors expected 
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    By Holly Yan, CNN
    Updated 9:41 AM ET, Mon January 6, 2020


    (CNN)A damaging earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Monday, with plenty of aftershocks expected.

    The magnitude 5.8 tremor happened at 5:32 a.m. ET, the US Geological Survey said.

    It was centered about 8 miles south-southeast of Indios, Puerto Rico, at a depth of about 3.7 miles below ground.

    No major injuries were reported, Puerto Rico Director of Emergency Management Carlos Acevedo said

    No tsunami warning was issued after the quake. But geologists warn of more tremors to come

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    Another quake in the same area this morning but a 6.4/6.5

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    PR just can’t catch a break. Between hurricanes, earthquakes and corrupt politicians——-+
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    Another 5.9/6.0 quake this morning
    in the same area.
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    And 60 aftershocks
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    I imagine people are not happy.

    Just hope they don't have a 7-8 and
    then a tsunami.
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    Why so many earthquakes are rocking Puerto Rico

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    Puerto Rico has a long history of earthquakes, although large events are rare. It sits at the edge of the Caribbean tectonic plate, where that plate is colliding with the North American plate. Such tectonic boundaries host the vast majority of the world’s quakes.

    “The entire island is an active plate boundary zone, just like California—earthquakes are fair game everywhere,” Susan Hough of the USGS says via email. But Puerto Rico’s geology is even more complex than most, because the island is being squashed in a tectonic battle.

    Under the island’s northern coast, the North American plate plunges under the Caribbean plate in a subduction zone. At the same time, a section of the Caribbean also seems to subduct south of the island at the Muertos trough, squeezing Puerto Rico in between them, according to the USGS. The result is earthquakes, and lots of them.
    Port Royal Jamacia was destroyed by an earthquake in 1692.

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