San Juan: Two strong
earthquakes struck Puerto Rico within minutes of each other
early on Saturday.
The quakes, with magnitudes of 5.1 and 5.3 respectively,
occurred three minutes apart just after 2 a.m. AST in the Mona
Passage, just to the west of the island. A smaller aftershock
was reported a few minutes later, and all were felt in the
capital, San Juan.
The 5.1 quake was recorded at a depth of 14 kilometers
while the 5.3 quake occurred at a depth of 17 kilometers.
No tsunami alert was issued.
Some residents in the island`s southwest region reported
power outages as well as broken items around the house. No
injuries have been reported.
There were no immediate reports of damage in the neighboring