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5.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes

It was one of the strongest earthquakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

A 5.8-magnitude quake has jolted Puerto Ricans out of their beds as the strongest quake yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.

The quake unleashed small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking and damaging some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week.  

There were no immediate reports of casualties. The quake struck at 6:32 a.m. (1032 GMT) just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Service. 

There were no immediate reports of casualties. Another quake measured at magnitude 5.1 struck later Monday, at 10:51 a.m. (1451 GMT), shaking power lines and frightening residents of southern Puerto Rico who had been waiting outside their homes due to fears the buildings were damaged and unstable.  

Damage seen following the quake included cars crushed underneath a home that collapsed in Guanica, Puerto Rico.  

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Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Angel Vazquez, emergency management director for the southern coastal city of Ponce, told The Associated Press that power outages were reported in some parts of Puerto Rico following the first quake.

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Residents survey damage where a home partially collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

Small landslides closed some roads on the south coast.

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A stationary bike stands where the roof collapsed next to a home's game room located on the second floor, which is the top floor, after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.

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