by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/10/20, 10:49 am
Powerful aftershocks complicated the recovery effort in Puerto Rico after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday killed one person, injured nine others, and severely damaged infrastructure on the southwestern coast. More than 40 earthquakes measuring 3.0 magnitude or higher have shaken the island since Tuesday. Following a request from Puerto Rican Gov. Wanda Vázquez, President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the U.S. territory, opening the door to Federal Emergency Management Agency funds to help with recovery.