5.4-Magnitude Quake Shakes Puerto Rico

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Updated 9:45 p.m. EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck the U.S. Caribbean territory on Christmas Eve, rattling windows and doors across the island but causing no major damage, officials said.

The quake occurred at a depth of 63 miles south-southwest of the capital of San Juan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Blanca Saez, Ports Authority spokeswoman, told The Associated Press that the international airport is operating as usual. She said six ceiling panels fell at the American Airlines terminal, but that no one was injured.

The earthquake was centered just a couple of miles from the central mountain town of Aguas Buenas.

Emergency officials and police told local media that no damage or injuries have been reported.

Heriberto Sauri, emergency management director, told El Nuevo Dia newspaper that crews would inspect buildings at daylight if necessary.

He could not be reached for comment late Friday.
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