Another natural disaster hits Puerto Rico with 6.0 magnitude

Residents from left Alma Torres Nazario Olga Ramos Danny Ramos and Elizabeth Ramos sit in an outdoor area of the Bernardino

A magnitude 6.0 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island's southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.

Two strong aftershocks collapsed homes and cracked walls in Puerto Rico on Friday as the Caribbean island tried to recover from its worst natural disaster in more than a century.

The latest quake occurred at 8:54 am local time (1254 GMT) around 13 kilometers (eight miles) southeast of Guanica, a town on the island's southern Caribbean coastline that was hard hit by earlier quakes.

A 4.6 magnitude natural disaster also hit the southern coast of Puerto Rico earlier on Friday. "I have a sister who is crying, she doesn't want to go inside her house", said Cedeño, 69, who with five other relatives set up camp beds among a sea of tents, canopies and blue plastic tarpaulin sheets.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Puerto Rico has been rattled by temblors throughout the week, including a 6.4 magnitude quake Tuesday and a 5.2 magnitude aftershock Friday afternoon.

More than 2,000 people remain in shelters, many fearful of returning to their homes, and others unable to because of extensive damage.

The island's electricity authority reported 83 percent of customers had power by Friday evening, adding that the 5.2 tremor had not caused blackouts.

The island is still recovering from Hurricane Maria, which came ashore more than two years ago as a devastating Category 4 storm. "It's a complex zone".

Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday's quake.

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