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Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

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Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

Puerto Rico declares emergency after earthquakes

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday after a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 struck the Caribbean island.

Yahaira Jacquez reports.

A powerful earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn Tuesday, killing at least one person and knocking out power across the island, according to authorities and media.

Now, a state of emergency has been declared and Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez has activated the National Guard.

In the southern town of Guanica - homes and buildings collapsed, while others were torn off their foundations... after the 6.4 magnitude quake hit - followed by a series of strong aftershocks.

Puerto Rico has been rocked by a flurry of quakes in recent days, including one on Monday.

Video after that quake showed cars crushed by homes that had collapsed.




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