This, in the aftermath of 6.4 magnitude natural disaster that hit the battered island earlier in the week, followed by a round of aftershocks that claimed more damage.
Barbara Cruz, a prosecutor who was in Ponce when the new quake hit, said that remnants of concrete hit the sidewalk as the buildings continued to crumble.
Hundreds of quakes have shaken the island since the new year, though most were too slight to be felt. Reporter David Begnaud tweeted that camps set up by the Puerto Rico National Guard, which will house upwards of 500 evacuees each, are going up in five affected cities. More than 2,000 people remain in shelters, many fearful of returning to their homes, and others unable to because of extensive damage.
Across the island, public schools are closed and will not reopen until inspections take place.
In Puerto Rico, local communities are mobilizing to help in recovery efforts for those hardest hit by several large earthquakes over the past couple of weeks. On Saturday, Gov. Wanda Vázquez signed a major disaster declaration and said she was sending $12 million dollars to hard-hit municipalities.
The morning quake caused further damage along the islandþÄôs southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.
"California stands with the people of Puerto Rico", Governor Newsom said in the press release.
The earthquakes have brought renewed attention to squabbling over the $18 billion in federal funds that Congress designated after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017.
Travelers look to help should donate directly to the American Red Cross and continue visiting the island over the coming months, as tourism remains one of Puerto Rico's primary sources of income.