pr-17122011-1

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico  – Two strong earth­quakes have struck Puer­to Rico with­in min­utes of each oth­er. The quakes, with mag­ni­tudes of 5.1 and 5.3 respec­tive­ly, occurred three min­utes apart just after 2 a.m. local time Sat­ur­day in the Mona Pas­sage, just to the west of the island. A small­er after­shock was report­ed a few min­utes lat­er.

There were no imme­di­ate reports of dam­age.