6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Puerto Rico

There aren't any threats of a tsunami for the U.S. East Coast.

January 11, 2020, 3:09 PM

Following a series of on-land aftershocks in Puerto Rico this week, a 6.0 magnitude aftershock struck on Saturday under the ocean and miles away from the most devastated part of the mainland.

The 6.0 aftershock happened eight miles away from Guanica around 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Back to back aftershocks hit the island on Monday and Tuesday close to the town of Tallaboa and in the city of Ponce that left one person dead. Several citizens were injured, several buildings including schools and a popular tourist landmark were destroyed.

PHOTO: The Agripina Seda school is seen destroyed after an earthquake hit the island in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 11, 2020.
The Agripina Seda school is seen destroyed after an earthquake hit the island in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 11, 2020.
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A state of emergency was declared following the 6.4 and 5.8 tremors, respectively, earlier this week.

PHOTO: A woman sits on a sofa in a camp set up at a baseball field in Guanica, Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island.
A woman sits on a sofa in a camp set up at a baseball field in Guanica, Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island.
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A tsunami warning was not issued as the aftershocks were not strong enough to cause one, Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist told ABC News.

Over 4,000 people are living in shelters and and thousands of customers were without potable water. "An additional 3,500 people are in non-traditional sheltering due to concerns about aftershocks," FEMA said in a press release issued on Saturday.

PHOTO: A camp is set up at a baseball field in Guanica, Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island.
A camp is set up at a baseball field in Guanica, Puerto Rico on Jan. 11, 2020, after a powerful earthquake hit the island.
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Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said that some municipalities in the south of the island have lost power because of the latest quake.

Before the Saturday shaker, PREPA restored power to about 65% of its customers.

FEMA said they expect 100% power restored on Sunday, but "there will be little to no reserve capacity."

PHOTO: Maribel Rivera Silva, 58-years-old, rests outside a shelter due to concerns over aftershocks following an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 7, 2020.
Maribel Rivera Silva, 58-years-old, rests outside a shelter due to concerns over aftershocks following an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn, killing one man, injuring others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island.
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PHOTO: A man carries a St. Jude statue from the Inmaculada Concepcion church ruins that was built in 1841 and collapsed after an  earthquake hit the island in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Jan. 7, 2020.
A man carries a St. Jude statue from the Inmaculada Concepcion church ruins that was built in 1841 and collapsed after an earthquake hit the island in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico on Jan. 7, 2020.
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PHOTO: A Puerto Rican flag waves on top of a pile of rubble as debris is removed from a main road in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 8, 2020, one day after the earthquake.
A Puerto Rican flag waves on top of a pile of rubble as debris is removed from a main road in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Jan. 8, 2020, one day after the earthquake.
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