Power Plants Shut Down As Earthquakes Pummel Puerto Rico; At Least 1 Killed | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Power Plants Shut Down As Earthquakes Pummel Puerto Rico; At Least 1 Killed

Puerto Rico just can't catch a break.

After a series of earthquakes have rattled the island over the past two weeks, a series of even more powerful quakes and aftershocks have followed on Tuesday. The spate of quakes included a magnitude 6.4 quake which occurred at 8:24 UTC (4:24 am local time), according to the US Geological Survey. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center measured the earthquake at magnitude 6.6.

The damage from that quake, the largest in a string of earthquakes that have hit the US territory since late last year, has left one dead, eight wounded and prompted power plants in the US commonwealth to be taken offline.

For some, the destruction probably dredged up memories of Hurricane Maria, which left the island in shambles in 2017, and caused hundreds of deaths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Mike and I lived through the Northridge Quake in 94, and it was pretty darned terrifying, even through the building infrastructure pretty much held together; but there was an apartment just a block or so away from us, which pancaked into its own foundation outline.

Prayers for the people of Puerto Rico, as well as whatever practical aid can be brought about by churches, and other NGOs.

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