Two moderate quakes shake Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo.- Two quakes shook Dominican Republic Wednesday night, the first with a magnitude of 4.6 southwest of Santo Domingo at 8:38pm, and the second at 9:49pm of magnitude 4.9.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported the quake center at around 10 kilometers (6 miles), 18 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Bani (south), 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) in depth, on the Plantain Garden fault line.
The tremor, which struck 46 kilometers (29 miles) west of Santo Domingo, was felt by area residents, with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The earthquake was initially rated at magnitude 5.0, but the USGS later downgraded it to 4.8.
NOv 26, 2015
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