LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A San Juan, Puerto Rico earthquake today followed a Dominican Republic terremoto yesterday that was felt across the region. Today’s Puerto Rico earthquake, a temblor that struck in the pre-dawn hours, follows less than twenty-four hours after Haiti and sections of Puerto Rico were rocked by a strong Dominican Republic temblor Thursday. Red SÃsmica de Puerto Rico reports this temblor is the latest in a series of quakes to rock the island in recent days.
Red SÃsmica de Puerto Rico reports news that at 2:48 am local time today a 3.0 magnitude quake was felt across sections of the country. The quake had a moderate depth, USGS indicates to news. It was centered ten miles below the earth’s surface. The quake was eleven miles from Isabela, and just outside Quebradillas.
The quake was also twelve miles from Camuy, eighteen miles from Arecibo. The quake was forty-eight miles west of Ponce, USGS reports to news, and fifty-nine miles west of San Juan. No reports of damage have yet been detailed by local news.
Since Christmas, the region has suffered five moderate quakes. A 3.67 magnitude quake struck on December 26. On the thirtieth, a 3.36 struck. But this is the second quake to strike since Thursdayâ€™s 5.3 magnitude quake in the Dominican Republic region.
In related news, USGS reports that three quakes struck California since last night. One was three miles south of Goleta, registering a three magnitude; a second struck outside Coso Junction, registering a 3.3 strength; and a third roughly, a three magnitude, struck eight miles south of Joshua Tree.