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When Islamic Republic of Iran drove President Ronald Reagan to military action

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In 1983, in the midst of the Cold War with the Soviet Union, President Ronald Reagan ordered the U.S. military to invade the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada, which had been overthrown by Marxist revolutionaries.

But central to President Reagan’s decision was the malign and growing influence of the newly-declared Islamic Republic of Iran.

“When President Ronald Reagan took office, many Americans viewed communism as basically just another political system that the free world had to deal with and co-exist with,” narrated Fox News chief political anchor, Bret Baier in the Fox Nation documentary “Reagan’s Fury: Battle for Grenada.”

“But to Reagan,” Baier continued, “the threat of the Soviet Union and others who spoke of worldwide Marxist revolution could not be ignored.”

In 1979, Grenada was suddenly transformed from a free and democratic society to a one-party state, under the totalitarian rule of Maurice Bishop.  It was just one of a series of stunning overthrows in the region, but also worldwide.

Also, in 1979, the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, was ousted and replaced by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini during the so-called Islamic revolution.  A group of Iranian students, who supported the revolution, stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and captured 52 American diplomats and citizens.

The Americans in Tehran were eventually released in 1981, but the Reagan administration worried that the 444-day hostage crisis might inspire the radical Marxists in Grenada. To further complicate the matter, there were more than 600 American medical students living and studying in Grenada at the time.

“What are you going to do in terms of confronting the United States? That was a mindset in Washington. We had enough of the hostage situation,” recalled Bill Rooney, who was the CIA’s Latin America Division Caribbean branch chief in 1983.

Also weighing heavily on President Reagan was concern over the spread of radical Marxist ideology and the Soviet Union’s influence.

“The Reagan administration saw that the Cubans as well as the Russians, were actually building a new airfield there [in Grenada] that was large enough to accommodate Russian MiGs and Russian bombers,” retired Lt. General William Boykin told Fox Nation.

“The Soviet Cuban militarization of Grenada, in short, can only be seen as power projection into the region,” said President Reagan in an address to the nation at the time.

“Our belief… was we were watching Cuban strategy unfold in the Caribbean, that they were extending influence,” said Rooney.

A turning point came in the fall of 1983 when five members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States asked President Reagan to help seize Grenada and reinstall a democratic government.

Reagan greenlighted the operation. But days before it was to commence, Iranian-linked terrorists drove a truck loaded with explosives into the U.S. Marine headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon, killing 241 American servicemembers.  It was the single deadliest day for the U.S. Marine Corps since the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

“Despite the horrific attack in Beirut, President Reagan remains steadfast on Grenada,” narrated Baier.

“His mindset is there are not going to be any more American hostages. That’s the number one issue,” remembered former Reagan Administration National Security Council staffer, retired Lt. Col. Oliver North.

It was the first U.S. combat mission in a decade, and it did not go exactly according to plan, with 19 U.S. service members killed and 116 wounded. However, the operation was successful in removing the Soviet-backed government and Grenada remains a democracy to this day.

“October 25th, Thanksgiving Day on Grenada,” said Baier in the Fox Nation show, “It’s a day for the people here to remember with profound appreciation the fury that swooped from the sky in 1983 and freed them from the oppression of Marxist communism. A day to give thanks for the courage and sacrifice of a fighting force led by Americans.”

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1,400-year-old ‘eerie’ human remains found under former English nursing home

Human remains believed to be 1,400 years old have been found under a former nursing home in England, a discovery that has been described as “eerie.”

The bones were discovered on Oct. 17, 2019, as workers cleared the site of the former Catherine Dalley House in Melton Mowbray, Leics, British news agency SWNS reports. The police were then called to the location, as were archaeologists, who used carbon dating to confirm the bones are from between 635-685 A.D.

“During the past couple of months, we have been carrying out inquiries with contractors at the site as well as with a team of archaeologists,” Leicestershire Police Detective Tim Lindley said in comments obtained by SWNS. Lindley added that it has been “a lengthy process to establish the facts.”

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Aerial view of a police forensic tent erected on a building site off Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray. Police have launched an investigation after human bones were discovered on a building site in Melton Mowbray. (Credit: SWNS)

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At the time of the discovery, onlookers speculated the bones were there long before the building itself and some described the discovery as “eerie.”

“There’s usually a grinding sound coming from the site but then there was silence,” Hilary Lawrence, a former history teacher who lives across the street from the site. “It was eerie.”

“We haven’t got a clue who it is,” Lawrence, 65, added. “Where the tent is was the car park from the old people’s home. I would imagine [the bones] pre-date the home. I’m thinking they are going to be old bones and not from the inmates.”

Another onlooker, Keith Hallam, said the bones were “just under the surface,” but did not know to whom they belonged. He added that Catherine Dalley was a hunting lodge in the 19th century.

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 Officers have set up a forensic examination tent at the old Catherine Dalley House residential home, which is being demolished to make way for more than 50 retirement living apartments and bungalows. (Credit: SWNS)

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“Cotswold Archaeology Ltd will now carry out their own research into the history of this finding,” Lindley added.

The former nursing home, which was closed in 2016 after it was revealed it would cost nearly $500,000 to upgrade, is being demolished. The site will be used for 50 retirement bungalows and apartments as part of a multimillion-dollar project.

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle stepping back as ‘senior’ members of Royal Family

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have announced they will take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said their decision came “after many months of reflection and internal discussions.”

“We have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution,” the couple shared on Instagram Wednesday. “We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment.

“We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honor our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” they continued. “This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

The couple added they will continue to work with the reigning monarch, 93, as well as Harry’s father Prince Charles, as well as the 35-year-old’s older brother Prince William.

“We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.”

They will keep their royal titles.

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Ohio couple dies of natural causes within hours of each other, ‘literally held hands’ until the end

They went out like they lived — madly in love.

An elderly couple in Ohio recently passed away of natural causes within hours of each other on Christmas Eve, holding each other’s hands right up until the end.

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Bill and Nancy Schafrath, aged 88 and 85, respectively, had been married for 64 years. But in the weeks leading up to the holiday, Bill, who resided at the Brookdale Senior Living facility in Wooster with Nancy, was no longer able to get out of bed. Nancy’s bed was moved near his, so the two could “literally [hold] hands for the last week of their life,” their niece Pat Cornelius told the Wooster Daily Record.

On Dec. 24, Bill sadly passed away of natural causes after 7 a.m. Nancy passed only hours later, sometime after 11.

“We kind of knew that they were going to go together,” Amber Maier of Brookdale Senior Living added to Fox 8.

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Despite never having children, the couple, who were married in 1955, loved their “many nieces and nephews,” according to their obituaries. They were also active in their community, each having been a member of several local organizations and clubs.

Bill, a former bricklayer by trade, was also a veteran of the Army who served in the Korean War. And Nancy, who was described by family as “bubbly and energetic,” managed an Ohio bank for 35 years.

The Schafraths’ funeral mass was attended by over 200 friends and family members, according to the Daily Record.

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“Bill was always concerned about taking care of Nancy, and if Nancy was taken care of, he was taken care of,” said Jessica Shearer, an employee at their senior living facility. (iStock)

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Along with their family, the staff at Brookdale Senior Living will always remember how devoted they were to one another.

“Bill was always concerned about taking care of Nancy, and if Nancy was taken care of, he was taken care of,” said Jessica Shearer, per Fox 8.

“Everything was about Nancy,” added staff member Sam Wilkinson. “He was always looking for Nancy. If she was out of sight, Bill was looking for her.”

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The couple’s funeral was held on Jan. 2. In lieu of flowers, both asked for donations to be sent to the Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center in Kentucky.

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Democrat Manchin calls for ‘super diplomacy’ with Iran, says DC partisanship must end

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Now is the time for President Trump to show “super diplomacy” in handling U.S. relations with the rogue Iranian regime, Democratic West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said Wednesday.

Appearing on “America’s Newsroom” with co-host Bill Hemmer, Manchin said that as the “only superpower left in the world,” America and President Trump need to show “more than just military might or super financial might:”

He said that diplomacy implemented by the administration should “take shape to where we can get back to some type of discourse or some type of basic re-stability” and “bring everybody back together and calm this thing down.”

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Iran fired as many as 15 ballistic missiles into Iraq Wednesday, officials said, in a major retaliation by the rogue regime after a U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.

“We owe that to everybody to do everything that we can to bring and ratchet this down if we can,” the senator said. “We are basically the peacekeepers of the world — or we always have been that. We should continue to strive for that.”

However, Manchin also pointed out to the “Newsroom” co-anchor that the “bottom line” is that “America has the might to do what it needs to do in order to bring peace about.”

In an address to the nation on Wednesday, the president said that the United States “is ready to embrace peace with all who seek it,” but that “powerful [economic] sanctions will remain until Iran changes its behavior.”

“The civilized world must send a clear and unified message to the Iranian regime: your campaign of terror, murder, and mayhem will not be tolerated any longer,” he said. “As long as I am president of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon.”

Manchin told Hemmer that while Soleimani was a “bad actor” who probably should have been “taken out in some fashion many, many, years ago,” the president “also does not have the right to take us to war without Congress being included in that.”

“The president basically has the responsibility to protect this country and to protect every citizen of this great country of America of ours,” he said.

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“I’m an American first. This is what this is about. President Trump is my president; I want him to succeed,” he stated. “But, on the other hand, I want them to understand there [are] three branches of government and we all have to work together.

“I mean, there has to be some civility here,” Manchin said of the rapidly widening gap between the Democrat and Republican parties. “Basically, this partisan divide has to stop, Bill. We can’t continue.”

Fox News’ Frank Miles contributed to this report.

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New method to detect oxygen on exoplanets developed by researchers

Even before its launch in 2021, researchers have discovered a new way to use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to look for signs of oxygen on distant exoplanets, according to a new study.

The research notes that by looking for signals of oxygen molecules colliding in the atmospheres of these distant planets, scientists could “distinguish between living and nonliving planets,” a statement accompanying the study reads.

“Before our work, oxygen at similar levels as on Earth was thought to be undetectable with Webb,” said Thomas Fauchez of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, in the statement. “This oxygen signal is known since the early 1980s from Earth’s atmospheric studies but has never been studied for exoplanet research.”

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Conceptual image of water-bearing (left) and dry (right) exoplanets with oxygen-rich atmospheres. Crescents are other planets in the system, and the red sphere is the M-dwarf star around which the exoplanets orbit. The dry exoplanet is closer to the star, so the star appears larger. (Credit: (NASA/GSFC/Friedlander-Griswold))

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Using the JWST, researchers will look for light patterns in a planet’s atmosphere; when the oxygen molecules collide, they block some of the infrared light spectrum seen by the telescope, indicating their presence.

If researchers were to detect colliding oxygen molecules using the JWST, it’s possible these planets could contain organisms that use photosynthesis to convert sunlight into energy. It’s also possible that the oxygen may be on a planet that has no life at all, which is why the new technique is important, according to UC Riverside astrobiologist Edward Schwieterman.

“Oxygen is one of the most exciting molecules to detect because of its link with life, but we don’t know if life is the only cause of oxygen in an atmosphere,” Schwieterman said. “This technique will allow us to find oxygen in planets both living and dead.”

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If oxygen were present on an exoplanet that did not host life, it could be that it is outside of the “habitable zone,” have a warmer-than-average atmosphere or it could have an abundance of water vapor from evaporating oceans, the researchers added.

“It is important to know whether and how much dead planets generate atmospheric oxygen, so that we can better recognize when a planet is alive or not,” Schwieterman added.

The study has been published in the scientific journal Nature Astronomy.

The JWST, the long-awaited successor to the Hubble Space Telescope, was finally assembled in August after two halves of the telescope were joined together in Redondo Beach, Calif.

The next steps for the telescope include engineers deploying the five-layer sunshield, which NASA said is “designed to keep Webb’s mirrors and scientific instruments cold by blocking infrared light from the Earth, Moon and Sun.” The space agency added that the deployment of the sunshield “is critical to mission success.”

Following final testing, including environmental and deployment testing, the telescope will launch into space in 2021, taking over for the Hubble, which continues to make incredible discoveries since its launch into space in April 1990.

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Child stowaway found dead on Air France plane that landed in Paris from Ivory Coast

A “lifeless body of a stowaway” was found in the landing gear area of an Air France plane that arrived in Paris on Wednesday, the airline says.

The body is believed to be of a child around 10 years old, the BBC reported, citing local media. The aircraft originated from Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

“The company expresses its compassion and deplores this human tragedy,” Air France said in a tweet. “An investigation is underway.”

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A child stowaway was found dead Wednesday on an Air France plane, similar to the one pictured above. (iStock)

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A French police official told the Associated Press that stowaway attempts involving children are rare and nearly impossible to survive. He declined to give the child’s age, citing the early stages of the investigation.

“Aside from the human drama, this shows a major failing of security at Abidjan airport,” an Ivory Coast security source told the AFP.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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DNC spokeswoman on Iran tensions: Americans are ‘scared’ by Trump and want a president with ‘even hand’

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As foreign policy takes center stage on the campaign trail amid escalating U.S. tensions with Iran, the spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee argued Wednesday that the 2020 Democratic hopefuls are delivering better foreign policy ideas than President Trump.

“All across the board, our candidates right now are showing the American people how they would be better on foreign policy. They would be an even hand compared to Donald Trump, and I think that is exactly right,” Xochitl Hinojosa told “America’s Newsroom.”

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Hinojosa reacted to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who said on Wednesday that the missile attacks targeting U.S. military and coalition forces in Iraq were “a slap in the face” to the United States.

Democratic 2020 presidential hopefuls responded to Iran’s targeted attacks on U.S. military and coalition forces at two military bases in Iraq by offering prayers to U.S. servicemembers and calling for the de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East.

“My three brothers all served in the military,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said. “At this moment, my heart and my prayers are with all the members of the military and with their families, in Iraq and all around the world. This is a reminder [of] why we need to de-escalate tension in the Middle East. The American people do not want a war with Iran.”

Iran fired as many as 15 ballistic missiles into Iraq Wednesday, officials said, in a major retaliation for the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian Quds Force Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week.

Initial assessments showed “no U.S. casualties,” a U.S. military official in Baghdad told Fox News.

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Still, Hinojosa said, the American people are scared of the “uncertainty” of the future in terms of Trump’s strategy against Iran.

“People right now are scared and they want a president with an even hand,” Hinojosa said, adding that her friends and relatives “don’t like what President Trump is doing to our country.”

She said no one would mourn for Soleimani but accused Trump of making “rash decisions” without proper consultations with Congress and intelligence officials.

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Mom’s RSV warning goes viral after infant son sickened: ‘Just do what you’re asked’

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A young mother is warning others not to kiss infants after her son contracted a potentially deadly infection from family and friends doing just that.

Zoe McGlade, 22, from Dublin, Ireland, took to Facebook in late December after her baby son, Koby, was hospitalized after developing respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a virus that typically causes mild, cold-like symptoms but can be potentially serious in infants and older adults.

MOM’S RSV WARNING AFTER INFANT SON’S HOSPITALIZATION: ‘DON’T BE SELFISH’

“Can I just stress to everyone that when a mom/dad tells you not to kiss their baby or to wash your hands before holding them JUST DO WHAT [YOU’RE] ASKED instead of mocking or calling us ‘overprotective,’’’ she wrote in a Dec. 30 post, which had nearly 300 reactions and more than 200 shares as of early Wednesday. “We went from this video to the picture in a matter of HOURS and now my poor baby is in isolation with oxygen to help him breathe and feeding tubes down him.

“A little cough or runny nose that you might think is nothing can literally be DEADLY to a baby as small as my boy…we’re lucky we came to the hospital when we did. I can’t wait to have my smiley baby back with me, say a prayer for us please,” she added.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, McGlade said she first noticed 4-month-old Koby was unwell when he developed a cough.

She took him to the doctor, who initially dismissed his symptoms. But the mother took her son back to the doctor when he failed to get any better. At that point, he was diagnosed with a chest infection and was given antibiotics.

But even after days on antibiotics, McGlade said she noticed that her son was not improving. She chose to take him to a local hospital a few days after Christmas, on Dec. 28.

“I watched helplessly as Koby was put on oxygen immediately. His oxygen levels had dipped to 71 and anything below 94 is dangerous. He was also severely dehydrated and his fontanelle was sunken,” she told the outlet. “He had developed the RSV which has spread quickly through his respiratory system and into his lungs.

“He was put in isolation and hooked up to all these machines and monitors. It was very scary for me and Koby’s dad Luke,” she added.

The doctor treating the young boy told McGlade that her son likely developed RSV over the holidays when he was being held and kissed by others.

“The doctor told me that if I had waited even a few more hours to bring Koby in, it could have been a very different situation,” she said, noting she and her partner typically ask others to wash their hands before holding Koby and not to kiss him. However, “we were mocked and told we were [being] over-protective,” she told the Irish Mirror.

The virus is also the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger than 1 in the U.S.

Symptoms can include a runny nose, decrease in appetite, coughing, sneezing, fever and wheezing. In young infants, symptoms may present as irritability, decreased activity, and breathing difficulties, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

While healthy infants and adults infected with the virus typically do not need to be hospitalized, those with severe cases, especially infants younger than 6 months old, may need hospital care to address breathing issues or dehydration.

The virus can spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or if infected droplets from the cough or sneeze enter the eyes, nose or mouth, or if you touch a surface that has the virus on it. It can also be spread through direct contact with the virus, like kissing the face of a child, according to the CDC.

People infected with the virus are usually contagious for three to eight days, and infections in the U.S. typically occur in the fall, winter, and spring.

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“We went from having a healthy little boy to watching him in isolation with feeding tubes and oxygen to help him breathe,” she added. “A little cough or runny nose that you might think is nothing can literally be deadly to a baby and we definitely won’t be letting people near him again.”

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein contributed to this report. 

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Puerto Rico earthquake, power outage spurs state of emergency, many sleep outside amid ‘uncertainty’

Schools across Puerto Rico remained closed on Wednesday as more than a half-million people remained without electricity after the island’s worst earthquake in a century.

President Trump declared an emergency, freeing up federal funds, and Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez activated the National Guard after the magnitude 6.4 quake struck Tuesday, killing one person and injuring nine others while knocking out power across the U.S. territory. Vázquez, who also declared a state of emergency, said power should return to most of the island in 24 to 48 hours.

“All of Puerto Rico has seen the devastation of this earthquake,” Vázquez told reporters.

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Some Puerto Ricans in the hard-hit south area of the island in towns such as Guánica moved beds outside Tuesday night over concerns their homes would collapse if another earthquake hit. The flurry of quakes in Puerto Rico’s southern region began the night of Dec. 28.

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96 years-old Martin Velez gets placed in a bed by neighbors outside a shelter afraid of aftershocks, after an earthquake in Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

In Guánica, more than 200 people took shelter in a gymnasium after a quake Monday, only for the latest temblor on Tuesday to damage that structure — forcing them to sleep outside.

“There’s no power. There’s no water. There is nothing. This is horrible,” Lupita Martínez, 80, told the Associated Press as she sat in the parking lot with her 96-year-old husband.

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The Adripina Seda public school stands partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

While officials said it was too early to estimate the total damage caused by the string of quakes, hundreds of homes and businesses in the southwest region were damaged or destroyed. In Guánica, a town of roughly 15,000 people, nearly 150 homes were affected by the quake, along with three schools, including a three-story structure where two floors were completely flattened.

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Men move a car stalled outside Ely Mer Mar hardware store, which partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

Tuesday’s quake was the strongest to hit Puerto Rico since October 1918, when a magnitude 7.3 quake struck near the island’s northwest coast, unleashing a tsunami and killing 116 people.

Nearly all of the island’s more than 3 million people lost power and only 100,000 customers had energy by late Tuesday night, according to the AEE electricity authority.

The agency scrambled to restart power plants that automatically shut down for safety during the quake. The large Costa Sur plant suffered “severe damage” and was put out of service, Vázquez said.

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Authorities said they were working on how to shelter people as they handed out blankets, food, and water to families gathered at the gymnasium in Guánica for the second night in a row.

Many who spent the night sleeping in their cars or outside said they were used to hurricanes, but nothing like what has been happening.

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Store owners and family help remove supplies from Ely Mer Mar hardware store, which partially collapsed after an earthquake struck Guanica, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

“There’s a lot of uncertainty, this is the first time this has happened to us,” Patricia Alonso told Reuters as she was heading to her mother’s apartment building because it had a generator.

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The U.S. Geologic Survey said that while it’s virtually certain there will be many aftershocks in the next week, the chance of a magnitude 6 quake — similar to Tuesday’s — or stronger is around 22 percent.

Puerto Rico is still recovering from when Hurricane Maria hit in 2017, causing an estimated 2,975 deaths and more than $100 billion in estimated damage. The island is also working through a bankruptcy process to restructure about $120 billion of debt and pension obligations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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