A rock formation in Puerto Rico that was a popular tourist destination was reduced to rubble after the first of two powerful earthquakes rocked the island on Monday.
The natural rock formation, known as “Punta Ventana” or Window Point, was a bridge in the form of a window or hole in Guayanilla on the island’s southern coast.
The arch was just one of the few naturally occurring arches on the island until a 5.8-magnitude quake that struck early Monday morning off the island’s southern coast caused it to collapse.
PUERTO RICO HIT WITH 6.4 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE, ISLANDWIDE BLACKOUT REPORTED
The Monday morning earthquake destroyed five homes in Guánica and heavily damaged dozens of others. It also caused small landslides and power outages. The quake was followed by a string of smaller temblors.
Glidden López, a press officer for Guayanilla council, wrote on Facebook: “Playa Ventana has collapsed. Today our icon rests in everyone’s memory.”
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