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Strong earthquake strikes north of Puerto Rico

By Ed Payne, CNN
January 13, 2014 -- Updated 0449 GMT (1249 HKT)

(CNN) -- A strong magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit north of Puerto Rico just after midnight early Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The epicenter for the quake was in the Atlantic about 60 miles (96 km) northwest of San Juan.

There were no immediate reports of damage. No tsunami warnings or watches were issued.

Measuring the magnitude of earthquakes

CNN's Joe Sutton and Nelson Quiñones contributed to this report

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