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After a 4.6 tremor several buildings in Santiago will be evaluated

SANTIAGO. Civil Defense will carry out an evaluation of buildings and other structures in order to determine if the earthquake, which occurred yesterday afternoon in towns of the Cibao, caused damages.

The information was offered to the Diario Libre by the deputy director of the agency, Francisco Arias, who said that as of now no human or material damages have been reported in Santiago.

The Civil Defense official explained that among the structures to be evaluated are hospitals, schools, high schools, and other public buildings.

The earthquake which happened yesterday afternoon in the area of the Cibao did not cause structural damages in the city, reported the deputy director of Civil Defense, Francisco Arias.

Arias told the Diario Libre that as of now no damages have been reported by the 4.6 earthquake on the Richter scale.

The earthquake was 4.6 degrees and occurred at 3:58 in the afternoon. The Seismological Institute of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo reported the depth at 8 km.

At the same time the United States Geological Survey said that the earthquake occurred 10 km from Pedro Garcia, in the province of Santiago, 12 km from Puerto Plata, 22 km from Tamboril and 148 km to the northeast of Santo Domingo.

Source: DiarioLibre

February 19, 2015

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