Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico -USGS

By Reuters | Mon, 13 Jan 2014 04:42 AM

WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday and could trigger a local tsunami, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of 17.7 miles (27 km) below the seabed. It struck at 12:01 a.m. (0401 GMT), 35 miles (56 km) north of the town of Hatillo.

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