At least one person has been killed after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Tuesday.
This follows a 5.8 magnitude quake the day before.
The 6.4 quake struck at 4.24 a.m. Tuesday with its centre located about 8km south of the southern town of Indios. It was followed by several aftershocks including one of a 6.0 magnitude.
Authorities have shut off the island’s power plants as a protective measure after they suffered some damage.
The US National Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat.
Mayor Mayita Melendez confirmed the death of a 73-year-old man in the southern city of Ponce who died died when a wall fell on him in his home, Puerto Rican newspaper, according to local newspaper El Nuevo Dia.
The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the West Indies’ St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago is saying that the region must be prepared.
On its Facebook page it stated: “The recent earthquakes around Puerto Rico serves as a reminder that our region is seismically active and we always need to be prepared.”