5.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Puerto Rico

pawel.gaul/iStock(NEW YORK) -- A 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Service.

The quake struck off the southern coast of the U.S. territory in the Caribbean Sea at a shallow depth of 6 kilometers, or under 4 miles. The epicenter was recorded just 8 miles south of Indios, Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

It's the latest in a string of earthquakes to hit the island's southern region over the past several days.

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