06:11 GMT14 April 2021
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    The tremor was registered at 11:13 UTC with the epicentre situated 11 kilometres from Tallaboa. There are no preliminary reports of any damages or casualties caused by the seismic activity.

    A 5.5-magintude earthquake has hit off the coast of Puerto Rico, the United States Geological Survey reported on Saturday.

    The earthquake’s shocks were registered at a depth of 4.3 kilometres. Local authorities have not issued a tsunami warning due to the tremor.​

    In January, a 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico with an epicentre located five kilometres south-west of Tallaboa and at a depth of 10 kilometres. Puerto Rico’s Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and mobilised the National Guard.declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard.

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