Puerto Rico Earthquake

December 25, 2010 by staff 

Puerto Rico Earthquake, An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 struck Puerto Rico on Friday, rattling residents but causing no immediate reports of damage.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake, which occurred at 19:43 (6:43 EST), blocked about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of San Juan. It was about 64 miles deep, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

A Federal Aviation Administration official said the international airport of San Juan was open and functioning normally.

“It lasted about 30 seconds and felt ill. Some guests did get a little scared, “Venus said Nevarez, an employee at the El San Juan Hotel and Casino. He said nothing broken and all guests were fine.

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