Moderate earthquake hits Dominican Republic(Update 2)
( -- While earthquakes keep shaking the Japan area, other areas have rocked as well.

A 5.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Dominican Republic just after 9:30 a.m. local time. The quake was 0.4 miles below the surface.

USGS first had it at a 5.0-magnitude quake, however Santo Domingo State University measured it at 5.3-magnitude.

This quake comes with a scare due to the fact the experts at Columbia University are warning this area to be hit with a 7.0-magnitude earthquake in the near future.

Wednesday morning's earthquake was later upgraded to a 5.4-magnitude.



According to DominicanToday then the slight quake panicked mostly those who live or work in the taller buildings in Santo Domingo, but didn’t lead to evacuation in the Acropolis Center, whose 22 stories makes it one of the city’s highest.


Read also: Dominican Republic's south coast has highly dangerous seismic activity

Update March 23rd, 2011 from


Government agencies stage tsunami drill tomorrow

anto Domingo.- A to drill in response to a tsunami alert will be staged tomorrow Wednesday by the National Meteorology Institute (ONAMET), whose director asks the population not to be alarmed by the exercise to evaluate the readiness capacity of the agencies involved.

Gloria Ceballos unveiled the drill called “Caribbean Wave Exercise II” and affirmed explained that it was scheduled since last October and will be based on the memory of the tidal wave which slammed the Virgin Islands in 1877, which makes it the Caribbean region’s most recent.

The official said among objectives of the tsunami drill, based on a 7.6 magnitude quake, is to observe how the government agencies coordinate their effort during an event of that nature. “It will evaluate what we must improve to provide a response, but we’re not going to mobilize people nor boats, is an exchange of information instead.”




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