Magnitude 5.9 shock rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico

Aerial view of Puerto Rico earthquake damage, tent cities

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A magnitude 5.9 quake has shaken Puerto Rico, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the Saturday morning quake quake hit 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Indios at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers).

Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority said outages were reported across much of southern Puerto Rico and crews were assessing possible damage at power plants.

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

There are no immediate reports of injuries.

It’s the strongest shake yet since a magnitude 6.4 quake struck before dawn on Tuesday, knocking out power across the island and leaving many without water.

Copyright 2020 Associated Press. All rights reserved.