Damage reported as 5.4 earthquake strikes Puerto Rico

Posted at 11:41 AM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 11:42:11-04

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.4-magnitude earthquake hit near southern Puerto Rico, jolting many from their beds on an island where some people still remain in shelters from previous quakes earlier this year.

There were no immediate reports of casualties in the quake on Saturday.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit just off the coast of towns including Guánica and Guayanilla, where hundreds of homes were destroyed by a quake in early January that killed one person and caused millions of dollars in damage.

The earthquake came as Puerto Ricans remain home under a nearly two-month lockdown to help curb coronavirus cases.