6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks Puerto Rico

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Following a series of on-land aftershocks in Puerto Rico this week, a 6.0 magnitude aftershock struck on Saturday under the ocean and miles away from the most devastated part of the mainland.

The 6.0 aftershock happened eight miles away from Guanica around 9 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Back to back aftershocks hit the island on Monday and Tuesday close to the town of Tallaboa and in the city of Ponce that left one person dead. Several citizens were injured, several buildings including schools and a popular tourist landmark were destroyed.

A state of emergency was declared following the 6.4 and 5.8 tremors, respectively, earlier this week.

A tsunami warning was not issued as the aftershocks were not strong enough to cause one, Dr. Lucy Jones, a seismologist told ABC News.

Over 4,000 people are living in shelters and thousands of customers were without potable water. "An additional 3,500 people are in non-traditional sheltering due to concerns about aftershocks," FEMA said in a press release issued on Saturday.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) said that some municipalities in the south of the island have lost power because of the latest quake.

Before the Saturday shaker, PREPA restored power to about 65% of its customers.

FEMA said they expect 100% power restored on Sunday, but "there will be little to no reserve capacity."

Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

Check Also

Weinstein trial deliberations day three: Jurors pore through testimony

Kuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Harvey Weinstein's fate remains in the hands of jurors, as the third day of deliberations begins. On Thursday morning, the jury's day is starting with their review of Paul Feldsher's testimony. He was the first defense witness...