5.3-magnitude quake in open water shakes Caribbean islands

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake that struck in open water has been felt in several Caribbean islands, including Puerto Rico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred 42 miles (67 kilometers) east-southeast of Cruz Bay in the U.S. Virgin Islands at a relatively shallow depth of six miles (10 kilometers).

Erik Ackerson, spokesman for the Virgin Islands' emergency management agency, told The Associated Press that no damage hasd been reported by midafternoon.

“It was a nice rolling shake,” he said.