On Sunday, May 16, 2010, Puerto Rico witnessed an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 at around 1:16 a.m (0516 GMT). No causalities were reported but some houses in the western and northern towns were damaged.

A rock slide on the highway in Utuado also occurred due to the earthquake. Here, a concrete house was also shifted four inches away from its foundation.

Some shocks were felt in most part of the island including places like the islands of Vieques, St. Croix, Culebra and the rest of the Virgin Islands.According to the U.S. Geological survey , the earthquake was felt by high-rise dwellers on the western side of the U.S. Carribean Islan and 63 miles away from San Juan.

The US Geological survey also found out that the city of Moca was the epicenter of the earthquake.

There ha been a number of earthquakes reported in South America in 2010 including the earthquake in Chile in early 2010 and in Peru a few weeks ago.