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Puerto Rico slow to bring back electricity after powerful earthquake

Reuters Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Two-thirds of Puerto Rico remained without power and nearly a quarter lacked drinking water on Wednesday after a storm of earthquakes battered the Caribbean island on Tuesday, including the most powerful to strike the U.S. territory in 102 years.
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