1 Killed, Hundreds of Homes Destroyed after Series of Earthquakes Hit Puerto Rico

The Towns of Guayanilla, Guanica and Yauco were Hardest Hit


At least one person died after a series of earthquakes hit Puerto Rico on Tuesday, leaving more than 300 homes destroyed.

The 6.4 magnitude quake, the strongest in 102 years, shook the country and surrounding islands. Another 6.0 magnitude aftershock followed shortly after.

On Monday, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that destroyed a popular tourist rock formation was felt.

The quakes left thousands of people homeless with several fearful of being indoors.

The towns of Guayanilla, Guanica and Yauco in the south of the island were among the hardest hit.

Governor Wanda Vazquez has since declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to help with search and rescue operations.