Puerto Rico earthquake destroys iconic natural landmark

Source: The Hill | January 6, 2020 | Zack Budryk

Punta Ventana, a famed natural stone arch along Puerto Rico’s southern coast, collapsed Monday when a 5.8 magnitude earthquake shook the island, according to the Miami Herald.

The quake struck around 6:30 a.m. and destroyed the arch, which had sustained damage from a series of tremors that began in late December, according to Glidden Lopez, a spokesman for the Guayanilla municipality.

“Today our icon is nothing but a memory,” he wrote in a Facebook post Monday.

The quake also caused several minor landslides and some power outages. No casualties had been reported as of Monday afternoon.


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