Puerto Rico slowly brings back electricity after powerful earthquake


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  • Wednesday, 08 Jan 2020

FILE PHOTO: People rest at a makeshift camp outside their apartment building after an earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Marco Bello/File Photo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's power grid crept back to service on Wednesday after it was shut down entirely as a safety measure on Tuesday amid a storm of earthquakes including the most powerful to strike the Caribbean island in 102 years.

The temblors including one of magnitude 6.4 killed at least one person and flattened homes across the southern coast, provoking a state of emergency on the island of 3 million people and the activation of the National Guard.

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