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Earthquakes of 4.3 and 3.8 degrees in the area of ​​Puerto Plata

PUERTO PLATA .- Two earth tremors with magnitudes of 4.3 and 3.8 degrees on the Richter scale were registered on Wednesday with the epicenter located 7 kilometers southeast of the Yásica Arriba municipal district, province of Puerto Plata.

According to data from the Seismological Institute of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), both earthquakes had a depth of 26 kilometers and occurred exactly at 5:47 and at 6:27 in the morning.

The earthquake caused a lot of scare among the citizens who from early hours have been discussing the event.

The renowned geologist, engineer Osiris de León, stated that frequently in this part of the country located near the northern fault, the tectonic plates move daily but people being in constant movements do not perceive the small earthquake tremors.

Source: Puerto Plata Digital

July 6, 2017

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