When Ricardo Rossello took to Facebook at the 11th hour on 24 July to become the first Puerto Rican Governor to resign from office, he had been hit with 12 straight days of public protest. It was some 48 hours after a 500,000 strong crowd marched in the capital of a country with population of about 3.2 million. But the seeds of his political
Rosselló said in a televised speech he would stay in his position until Aug.2 when Puerto Rico Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez would take over as governor.
The quake struck just south of the island at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres (over 6 miles), according to the US Geological Service. There was no tsunami threat, officials said.
Puerto Rico's governor declared a state of emergency on Tuesday after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed at least one person in the south of the island and caused widespread damage.