String of Earthquakes hit all over Dominican Republic in less than 2 weeks
(AP) A magnitude-4.7 earthquake deep below the surface has rattled some residents in the Dominican Republic but there are no reports of any injuries or damage.


The U.S. Geological Survey says the Sunday morning quake was centered roughly 5 miles (8 kilometers) east-southeast of San Pedro de Macoris, just east of the capital of Santo Domingo.

It occurred before dawn at a depth of about 62 miles (100 kilometers).

Authorities say the quake was felt in parts of Santo Domingo and they fielded calls from some jittery residents.

The country is located near the intersection of the Caribbean and North American tectonic plants and small and moderate quakes are frequent. Faults run under the island of Hispaniola, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti.



4.4 - DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - 2013-10-24 11:01:53 UTC

Magnitude mb 4.4
Date time 2013-10-24 11:01:53.0 UTC
Location 18.52 N ; 70.71 W
Depth 9 km
Distances 76 km W of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / pop: 2,201,941 / local time: 07:01:53.0 2013-10-24
8 km N of Azua de Compostela, Dominican Republic / pop: 59,139 / local time: 07:01:53.0 2013-10-24
9 km SE of Peralta, Dominican Republic / pop: 7,236 / local time: 07:01:53.0 2013-10-24 

Source parameters provided by:
 National Earthquake Information Center, U.S. Geological Survey -- Golden, USA (NEIR)


3.0 Tremor Shakes Dominican Republic


Oct 29 (Prensa Latina) A 3.0 degree earthquake on the Richter scale shook today the Southeastern province of San Pedro de Macorís, the Institute of Seismology of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo reported.

According to the report, the tremor struck at 07:11 local hour and was centered 54 km southeast the province capital.

No damages have been reported so far, Juan Arias, an expert of the institution pointed out.

Over the last 10 days, several tremors, the most intense of 4.0 degrees, have been registered in San José de Ocoa, La Romana and Monseñor Nouel.


Read also: Dominican Republic Has “Highly Dangerous” Seismic Activity - Devastating Earthquake Expected But Response Agency NOT Ready!!

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