PUERTO RICO HIT BY 6.4-MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE

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Puerto Rico has been hit by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, resulting in at least one death and causing island-wide power cuts.

This most recent quake, which began early this morning, was the strongest in a series of quakes that have damaged Puerto Rico this week.

Authorities say the island’s power plants suffered some damage and power was shut off as a protective measure.

The US National Tsunami Warning Center said there is no tsunami threat.

The initial earthquake struck just south of the Caribbean island at a depth of 6 miles , according to the US Geological Survey. It was followed hours later by a 6.0 aftershock.

Strong shaking was reported, causing damage to buildings and homes.