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Puerto Rico's Powerful Earthquake Destroys Popular Tourist Spot Punta Ventana

World | Associated Press | January 7, 2020, 2:29 pm
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 A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on January 07, 2020, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas. The quake caused the collapse of a renowned rock formation known as the 'Punta Ventana' in Guayanilla. A tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, but later cancelled. (Image: AP)
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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on January 07, 2020, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas. The quake caused the collapse of a renowned rock formation known as the 'Punta Ventana' in Guayanilla. A tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands, but later cancelled. (Image: AP)

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 'Punta Ventana,' or Window Point, in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. The bridge on the top of the hole collapsed after an earthquake on January 06, 2020. (Image: AP)
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'Punta Ventana,' or Window Point, in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. The bridge on the top of the hole collapsed after an earthquake on January 06, 2020. (Image: AP)

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 The collapsed 'Punta Ventana' is seen after the earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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The collapsed 'Punta Ventana' is seen after the earthquake in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas. (Image: AP)
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A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn, the largest in a series of quakes that have struck the US territory in recent days and caused heavy damage in some areas. (Image: AP)

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 However, a tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but later canceled. (Image: AP)
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However, a tsunami alert was initially issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, but later canceled. (Image: AP)

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 Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. A 6.5-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. There were no immediate reports of casualties. (Image: AP)
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Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. A 6.5-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. There were no immediate reports of casualties. (Image: AP)

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 The Electric Power Authority reported an island-wide power outage. (Image: AP)
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The Electric Power Authority reported an island-wide power outage. (Image: AP)

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 Residents survey damage where a home partially collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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Residents survey damage where a home partially collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 A youth climbs into his aunt's damaged home where the stairs into the living room collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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A youth climbs into his aunt's damaged home where the stairs into the living room collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Freddy Martinez borrows a blood pressure monitor from Ruben Rodriguez Quiles after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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Freddy Martinez borrows a blood pressure monitor from Ruben Rodriguez Quiles after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 A Puerto Rican flag hangs from the porch of a home that collapsed on top of parked cars after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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A Puerto Rican flag hangs from the porch of a home that collapsed on top of parked cars after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Aqueduct and sewer authority workers work with a broken water pipe after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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Aqueduct and sewer authority workers work with a broken water pipe after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 A girl cycles past a home that partially collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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A girl cycles past a home that partially collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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 Clothing hangs to dry inside on the top floor, the second floor, of a home with a partially collapsed roof after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)
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Clothing hangs to dry inside on the top floor, the second floor, of a home with a partially collapsed roof after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico. (Image: AP)

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