STORMS AND EARTHQUAKES STRIKE MEXICO, PUERTO RICO AND DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Sep 19, 2022

By Christine Ross

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A magnitude 7.6 earthquake has shaken Mexico’s central Pacific coast, killing at least one person and setting off an earthquake alarm in the capital.

The quake hit at 1:05 p.m. local time causing at least some damage near the epicenter. Alarms for the new quake came less than an hour after a quake alarms warbled in a nationwide earthquake simulation marking major quakes that struck on the same date in 1985 and 2017.

Meantime, most of Puerto Rico is without power after hurricane Fiona roared over the Caribbean island.

Wind and rain from the storm tore the roofs off houses and stripped the pavement from roads.

Authorities in the U-S have reported one death from the hurricane and one from the ensuing blackout, but say it’s too early to know the full scope of the damage.

Fiona has now moved on to the Dominican Republic, where emergency officials are reporting downed trees and power poles.

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