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4.2 quake hits amid COVID-19 curfew

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2020 | 12:22 AM


A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the United States (US) territory on Monday.

The US Geological Survey said the quake occurred at a depth of five kilometres near the southwest coastal town of Guanica. No damage was reported.

The quake hit during a monthlong curfew meant to curb the new coronavirus and it came nearly three months after a series of strong quakes near southwest Puerto Rico killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes.