Puerto Rico hit with another major earthquake as aftershocks continue

Puerto Rico was hit by yet another aftershock on Friday, with a 5.2 magnitude earthquake striking the island just days after its largest quake in decades.

According to Reuters, Friday's earthquake took place at 6:26 p.m. local time, its epicenter located approximately two and a half miles from Indios on the southern coast.

The U.S. territory was struck by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, as well as aftershocks, which left at least one dead and homes and crucial infrastructure destroyed. 


Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced declared a state of emergency earlier this week in response to the quakes, as did several mayors of Puerto Rico's 78 municipios.

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It's unclear what new damage may have been caused by the latest earthquake, but reports from earlier in the week show hundreds of homes were destroyed and a major power plant on the island was so severely damaged that two-thirds of customers, totaling millions, were left without electricity.

The New York Times reported Friday that three people had died from heart attacks in addition to a man killed by a collapsed wall.

The Friday quake was just one of dozens of aftershocks.