Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Puerto Rico Quake Destroys Natural Landmark


BBC News:- A popular tourist rock formation in Puerto Rico has collapsed after a strong earthquake shook the island, damaging homes and causing power cuts.

The stone arch, known as Punta Ventana, was destroyed on Monday, when the earthquake hit.

The 5.8-magnitude quake struck at a depth of 6km (3.7 miles), off the Caribbean island’s southern coast.

No tsunami alerts were issued and no casualties have been reported.

There were, however, reports of severe damage to buildings, landslides and widespread power cuts after the earthquake, which struck at 06:32 local time (10:32 GMT).

Pictures of the aftermath, showing homes upended from their foundations and cars crushed under buildings, were posted to social media.

Among them was a picture of Punta Ventana after it had collapsed into the ocean, near the southern town of Guayanilla.

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  1. that which is occurring on the Island i so much love as of birth is being treated as if the world is coming off at the seams,but we as the people of my Island of the so gifted and humbel-ist of the generation we have expected these events too be very imminent and thought to be of great concern too the puertoRican we must not stand by and do nothing but as i always say lets come together as we know how and get things back to normal so our grandchildren can have a plce they can call home!(que ViVa! Puerto Rico!)

  2. Puerto Rico is in a area prone to tremors,Haiti has suffered the worst,with tremendoes devastation years ago,this time the movement shifted.And the same goes for all the Caribean,we are permanently shaking,the day will come when we get the bad one.

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