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4.2 quake hits southern Puerto Rico amid coronavirus curfew

The Puerto Rican and US flags are seen in the Old Town district February 9, 2015 in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake has hit Puerto Rico at a shallow depth and was felt across the U.S. territory.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred Monday at a depth of 5 kilometers near the southwest coastal town of Guanica. No damage was reported.

The quake hit during a monthlong curfew to curb the new coronavirus and it came nearly three months after a series of strong quakes near southwest Puerto Rico killed one person and damaged hundreds of homes.

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