An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.02 shook the southern area of Puerto Rico around 4:49 pm today, Friday, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network reported.
No tsunami warning, warning, or surveillance for Puerto Rico due to the earthquake.
According to information published on the entity’s website, the epicenter of the telluric movement was recorded at latitude 17,868, longitude -66,993, about 16 kilometers southwest of Guánica and about 17 kilometers south-southeast of Lajas. The tremor occurred at a depth of two kilometers.
For its part, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) indicated that the earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 5.4. Despite occurring in the southwestern part of the island, people in most of Puerto Rico have already reported feeling the earthquake using the US agency’s reporting tool.
The tremor appears to be the continuation of a telluric sequence that gave beginning in late December last year. An earthquake of magnitude 4.9 was recorded this morning, Friday,
The sequence began on December 28, 2019, with an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 and another of magnitude 5.0 the following day.
Meanwhile, on September 6, A magnitude 5.8 tremor was recorded in January, followed by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on the morning of January 7.
The tremors have caused estimated damages of $ 8.3 billion, according to the first estimate presented by Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced to the federal government.
Before the event on June 28, an earthquake of magnitude 4.63 was registered last Tuesday, June 23, although it was registered in the north of the island, near the Mona Canyon.