LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A moderate Puerto Rico earthquake 2012 has struck moments ago, set northwest of San Juan. The terremoto en Puerto Rico today Monday, September 10, 2012 was centered off the coast but delivered a relatively shallow epicenter. No reports of damage have yet to be indicated by local news. Red Sismica De Puerto Rico is, however, reporting a far different magnitude in initial readings compared to the USGS.
Officials tell news that the Puerto Rico earthquake struck roughly ten minutes ago but was centered close to Isabela. USGS indicates to news that at 6:03 PM EST a 4.1 magnitude quake struck Puerto Rico. The quake however erupted at a depth of only twenty-six miles below sea level. As result, the quake was felt on-land to the west.
USGS indicates to news the quake was seventy-five miles northwest of Isabela. The quake was also northwest of Caban. Officials report that the quake was roughly one hundred miles from La Romana, Dominican Republic. The quake’s epicenter, additionally, was only one hundred twenty-miles from San Juan.
Official confirm that no tsunami threat has been issued. In a news statement, Red Sismica De Puerto Rico indicates “tsunami threat for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands” has been issued.
In November, a large 5.2 terremoto struck the region. USGS reported to news at the time that the quake had a nominal depth, striking only nine miles below the earth’s surface. The quake was forty-three miles from Carrizales and Hatillo.