ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Red Sísmica de Puerto Rico is reporting that a quake has just struck the island. A Puerto Rico earthquake today 2013 impacted Mayaguez moments ago, USGS is confirming to news. The temblor today August 26, 2013 was the closest quake to the mainland in recent weeks.
Officials tell news that a 4.2 magnitude Puerto Rico earthquake today began just after 2:56 PM local time. The quake, however, had a moderate depth. USGS indicates to news that the quake started fourteen miles below sea level. As a result the quake could be felt across the region.
USGS indicates to news that the quake was three miles west of Mayaguez. USGS further tell news that “Location and Magnitude contributed by Puerto Rico Seismic Network”. The quake was six miles west of Hormigueros and eight miles northwest of Cabo Ojo. The quake began twelve miles northwest of San German and seventy-three miles west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, reps tell news.
In September last year, a 4.1 magnitude quake struck seventy-five miles northwest of Isabela. The quake was also northwest of Caban. Officials reported to news at the time 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.