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Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Strikes North of Puerto Rico

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck just north of the island of Puerto Rico early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred at 12:01 a.m. local time and was centered about 96 km (60 miles) northwest of the capital of San Juan.

According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "a destructive widespread tsunami threat does not exist based on historical earthquake and tsunami data."

The National Weather Service in San Juan confirmed there was no threat for a tsunami after reviewing tidal gauges.