SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — A mod­er­ate earth­quake  struck Puer­to Rico ear­ly Sun­day, dam­ag­ing some hous­es in west­ern and north­ern towns and caus­ing a rock slide on a high­way. No one was report­ed injured.
The U.S. Geo­log­i­cal Sur­vey  said the magnitude-5.8 earth­quake struck at 1:16 a.m. (0516 GMT) Sun­day about four miles (six kilo­me­ters) from the small com­mu­ni­ty of Espino on the west­ern side of the U.S. Caribbean island and 63 miles (101 kilo­me­ters) from the cap­i­tal, San Juan, where it was felt by high-rise dwellers.
It was record­ed at a depth of 67 miles (113 kilo­me­ters), accord­ing to the USGS.The quake cracked the con­crete foun­da­tions of a few build­ings in the towns of Flori­da, Lares, Moca, Utu­a­do and Vega Baja, accord­ing to Puer­to Rico’s emer­gency man­age­ment agency.
Agency spokes­woman Meli­na Sime­onides said the quake also spilled rocks over a high­way in Utu­a­do, where it also shift­ed a con­crete house some four inch­es from its foun­da­tion.
Engi­neers were try­ing deter­mine if oth­er dam­aged homes were safe.
Local author­i­ties on Sun­day were mon­i­tor­ing coastal areas close to the epi­cen­ter and eval­u­at­ing the dam­age.

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