Strong magnitude-6.5 quake hits north of Puerto Rico
Published on Jan 13, 2014 1:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck off the coast of Puerto Rico on early Monday, but United States seismologists said there was no threat of a widespread tsunami.
The US Geological Survey said the quake struck at 12:01am. The epicentre was located about 55km north of the US territory in the Caribbean, and about 96.6km from San Juan.
The quake struck at a depth of about 29km. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.