Puerto Rico Earthquake – level 1

13-01-2020 07:00

A very strong earthquake hits Puerto Rico this morning. It damages many houses and historical buildings. There is a lighthouse that is more than 120 years old. One of its walls collapses.

Officials say that there are no dead people. However, many cars crash and walls crack and fall.

There are many small earthquakes in the area. People can feel them. They are close to the land. They are not very deep under the ground.

Scientists expect more smaller earthquakes to hit the island. These smaller earthquakes usually follow a large earthquake. Luckily, scientists do not expect a tsunami.

Difficult words: earthquake (a situation when the ground moves and shakes), lighthouse (a tower with a bright light near that helps to navigate ships), tsunami (a very high wave of water that often comes after an earthquake).

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