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How to help Puerto Rico after deadly earthquake

Posted at 6:54 AM, Jan 08, 2020

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn Tuesday, killing at least one person, injuring at least eight others and collapsing buildings in the southern part of the island.

The quake was followed by a series of strong aftershocks, part of a 10-day series of temblors spawned by the grinding of tectonic plates along three faults beneath southern Puerto Rico.

Seismologists said it's impossible to predict when the quakes will stop.

The 6.4-magnitude quake cut power as power plants shut down to protect themselves. Authorities said two plants suffered light damage and they expected power to be restored later Tuesday.

If you'd like to help, here are organizations you can donate to:

  • Hispanic Federation: Unidos program - help here
  • American Red Cross - help here
  • Americares - help here
  • World Central Kitchen - help here

This story was originally published by staff at WPIX and The Associated Press contributed to the report.