Puerto Rico Slightly Higher Probability To Be Hit By Another Quake This Week, Says USGS

Jan 13, 2020

Puerto Rico is slightly more likely to be hit with an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or higher over the next week, the U.S. Geological Survey said, after an intense aftershock Saturday led the agency to tweak its statistical models.

In an “Aftershock Forecast” updated Sunday, the USGS said the chance of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake or higher was 11% — up from 7% a week ago. However, the chance of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake remained at just 1%.

“Such an earthquake is possible but with low probability,” the USGS said.

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