Puerto Rico calls state of emergency after pre-dawn earthquake

The 6.4 magnitude tremor leveled businesses and homes, damaged schools and killed a 73-year-old man.
1:25 | 01/08/20

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Transcript for Puerto Rico calls state of emergency after pre-dawn earthquake
The state of emergency in Puerto Rico at the sour following a devastating six point four earthquake. ABC's Victor candor was on the scene tonight. Tonight a state of emergency in Puerto Rico the island really to the latest week. The predawn six point four magnitude tremor leveling businesses at homes damaging schools this church completely destroyed. The powerful earthquake killing 73 year old Elsa Martinez that's. When. The wall. The law it looks like the wall collapsed on his own bed yet his nephew finding them buried in the rubble the part who was here and here. You try to remove it yet but it was to have it is submitted but I remove it. This hospital evacuated nurses tending to patients lying on beds outside at one point the entire island is an hour tonight hundreds of thousands in the dark. Today's earthquake the latest in a series including white when he that he yesterday. Knocking homes off their foundations in crushing course the tremors caused by the shifting of tectonic plates there are fears they could continue for weeks. Hundreds that would shelters many intense of break to go back inside. Everything fact that they strike. Right now there are 300000 people without drinking water and the governor doesn't know when power will be restored. Which seems like this one EMS official says it is like they are will be living the aftermath of hurricane Maria. David just awful Horry victory thanks to you.

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