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Continuous tremors across Puerto Rico see larger earthquakes, possibly more to come

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by Jordan Hilger, Worthy News Correspondent

(Worthy News) - At least one person is dead and unknown damage sustained in Puerto Rico from a 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck Tuesday, as President Trump devoted $5 billion in aid relief to the island.

The U.S. Geological Survey said that since Dec. 28th, the island had sustained more than 500 magnitudes 2 or higher quakes, and more were expected to come, some of which could be as large as the one on Tuesday.

"Over the next one week, there is a 7% chance of one or more aftershocks that are larger than magnitude 6.4. It is likely that there will be many smaller earthquakes over the next one week," the U.S. Geological Survey said.

"The ground is shaking. The church is organizing circles of prayer in the streets and offering encouragement," Evangelical Pastor Roy Matos told Latin American news website Evangélico Digital.

"We are connected with the mayors [of towns and cities] to offer whatever is needed, and ready to face something bigger, since there are forecasts that it could happen," Matos concluded.

Puerto Ricans are still reeling from hurricanes two years ago that caused 400,000 of the island's three million residents to flee to the U.S. mainland and damaged 3,000 churches.

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