Puerto Rico declares emergency, activates National Guard after earthquakes

A home is seen collapsed after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico January 7, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard on Tuesday following a series of earthquakes including one of magnitude 6.4 that struck the Caribbean island, El Nuevo Dia newspaper reported.

The temblors killed at least one person, knocked out power across much of the island and caused significant damage, authorities and media reported.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:01 - GMT 07:01