Ponce Mayor Maria "Mayita" Melendez said several buildings were damaged. Rubble litters a street in Puerto Rico after Saturday's temblor. The January 6 and 7, 2020, M 5.8 and M 6.4 earthquakes offshore of southwest Puerto Rico occurred as the result of oblique strike slip faulting at shallow depth. The Electric Energy Authority tweeted that its EcoElectrica power plant was offline, but crews were working to restore service. Nazario Lugo Burgos, president of the Association of Emergency Managers and Security Professionals for Puerto Rico, posted a graphic to Twitter on how to take cover during a quake. "We emphasize the importance of remaining calm and urge everyone to always use a face covering when outside the home," Vazquez said in a tweet in Spanish. Wanda Vazquez Garced said in a tweet. (CNN)A 5.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the waters of southern Puerto Rico early Saturday, rattling the city of Ponce, according to the US Geological Survey. At the location of this event, the North America plate converges with the Caribbean plate at a … One of the buildings damaged by Saturday's earthquake. Updated 2:23 PM ET, Sat May 2, 2020 Rubble litters a street in Puerto Rico after Saturday's temblor. CNN's Melissa Alonso contributed to this report. Guayanilla Mayor Nelson Torres Yordan reported no road or structural damage in a message on Twitter. Other earthquakes ranging from 3.4 to 4.9 on the Richter scale have hit the same area.

M6.4 Earthquake Forecast Information www.usgs.gov/pr-2020 . (CNN) A 5.5-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the waters of southern Puerto Rico … Bottom middle: Jose Cancel of Puerto Rico Seismic Network (PRSN), Alena Leeds of USGS and Javier Santiago of PRSN install a temporary seismometer at Sabana Yeguas in southwestern Puerto Rico on Jan. 10, 2020.

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Vazquez thanked FEMA officials and President Donald Trump, saying the island will "have all the resources it needs" in a tweet. Background and right: Puerto Rico damage January 2020.

The Puerto Rican Water and Sewage Authority has inspected three dams on the island and found no damage, Gov. Villalba Mayor Javy Hernandez said on Twitter that the city has no fatalities and is "blessed.". Officials are assessing the quake's effects and checking on citizens, she said.

It was not clear how many residents had lost power.

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