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RPT-Trump to sign emergency declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico -U.S. Congress rep.

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Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will sign a major emergency declaration for quake-hit Puerto Rico on Thursday, the island’s non-voting representative to the U.S. Congress Jenniffer Gonzalez said in a tweet.

Puerto Rico officials and U.S. legislators have called on Trump to increase federal aid for the island after it was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake and powerful aftershocks that have collapsed hundreds of homes and sent nearly 8,000 residents fleeing to shelters. (Reporting By Andrew Hay; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)