May 16th, 2010
02:20 AM ET

Earthquake rattles Puerto Rico

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico early Sunday morning, the United States Geological Survey said.

The USGS placed the epicenter of the quake near the city of Moca, in the northwestern end of the island.

Officer Guidiberto Torres Valle with the Moca Police Department said some parts of the city lost power, but service was quickly restored.

The Municipal Hospital in the city of Cayey treated a woman suffering from anxiety caused by the earthquake but no other injuries.

Araceli Vega, a nurse in the hospital, told CNN that she was treating a patient when she felt the building rattle, followed by a short moment of fear and confusion.

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  1. CivilUS

    I just want to point out that there have been numerous quakes throughout the region in the past few months. Is that normal?

    May 16, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Bayamontate

    Messi! Is Messi Boricua? He should be.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. william

    Tu crees que moises va a venir y abrir el oceano para ellos pasar, pues no no va a pasar. Lo que podemos hacer es cojer el primer avion.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Sim

    I cannot believe that CNN still has the same news article it posted around 5am and not even an update. There has been some structural damage to some areas and there was an aftershock. My entire family is in PR and thanks God everyone is ok but some were afraid including my 9 year old niece. Obviously, everyone that has family or friends in PR wants to know when something like an earthquake hits but seems that CNN do not considers PR too important. My opinion, and I am sure many people feels this way.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. william

    Yo escuche que la fuerza aerea mexicana se esta preparando para asistir.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. TONG

    TO LOVELY 590 TO ARE AWSOME GIRL , WILL LIFE GOES ON HONEY IS DEPEND ON ONE THAT KNOW HOW TO BRAKE AND SLOW DOWN AND ADJUST THAN THAT ONE WILL BE AWAKENING AND ENLIGTHENING HUH . ALL HUMAN FORM ARE GETTING TOO WAY LOST OUT IN THE DISTANCE LIKE A MILKY WAY OR SO CALL IT A BLACK HOLE LOOK ALIKE WAY OF LIFE FORM , IT ALL START IT FROM ONE HEART AND MIND THAT ALL IT NEED TO BECOME AWAKENING HUH. THIS WORLD WILL TRANSFORM MORE LIKE AN ANIMAL WORLD NOW A DAY THAT EVER BEFORE THE STONE AGES , IF ONE EAT TOO MUCH RED MEAT OR ANY KIND OF MEAT ONE WILL GET SUFFER FROM ALL DIFFERENCES KIND OF SICKNESS , THE MORE MEAT THE MORE SICKNESS HUH , EVENTUALLY AFFECTING THE MENTAL PROBLEM FOR REAL .ALL MEAT ARE CREATED FROM CHEMICAL NOW A DAY TO LET THE ANIMAL GROWNING FASTER AND FASTER AND WHEN HUMAN FORM DIGESTING IT TOO MUCH AMOUNT OF IT , IT WILL GOT TO PAY BACK THE SICKNESS . ONE GOT TO LEARN HOW TO EAT MORE RICE AND VEGETABLE COOL

    May 16, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Annette

    My prayers are with the people of PR, I live in NJ but my family is in PR. May God watch over this beautiful island. Times are difficult everyone needs to be closer to God.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. Bayamontate

    In the year of our lord two thousand and ten, Barca are champs of La Liga. What up Cabo Rojo!

    May 16, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Jolie

    Just remember, should there be a rally of the troops, this Nuyorican will be there for you. Boricua to the end! I just hope that everyone's ok.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. TONG

    WILL THERE ARE THE MORNING AND THE AFTERNOON AND THE EVENING IT KEEP REPEATING ALLL OVER AGAIN AND AGAIN BUT MANY ARE STILL NOT AWAKENING TO JUST THAT SAMPLE DAY IN DAY OUT PICTURE HUH.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Bayamontate

    Golazo!!! Messi again! Arecibo, what up!

    May 16, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. william

    Ohh beware of the black wolf posing as a sheep with sheep's clothing!

    May 16, 2010 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Wanda

    Praying for family and friends!

    May 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. TONG

    WHAT I THINK ARE HUMAN FORM ARE TO BUSY TO HUNTING LIKE BACK TO THE STONE AGE AND THAT WHY HUMAN FORM NOT AWAKENING YET MOSTLY . IF ONE LIVE LIFE THE WAY OF HELL WAY THAN WHEN ONE PASS AWAY HELL WAY WILL COME GUIDE ONE TO HELL WAY , BUT IF ONE LIVE LIFE LIKE HEAVEN WAY , AND WHEN ONE PASS AWAY ONE WILL GOT GUIDED BY ALL THE GOD OR ANGEL OR SAINT HUH.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Bayamontate

    Beware of Argentina's #10 during the World Cup. Lil' Leo Messi is God.

    May 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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