At VIFreepBreaking NewsCaribbean NewsEnvironmental NewsPuerto Rico NewsTechnology News

Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake Strikes Off Coast of Dominican Republic Today

SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of Boca de Yuma at a depth of 42 miles.

“Very strong in Santo Domingo, felt on the 10th floor of a residential complex,” they said. “Long and strong movement with small objects displaced.”

Another resident weighed in on Twitter.

“We definitely felt it here in Punta Cana,” they wrote. “No damage to speak of but strong enough to scare the cat.”

Officials with Puerto Rico’s Seismic Network say the quake was felt along the commonwealth’s western coast.

The USGS said the quake could also be felt in the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos and Haiti as well.

Previous post

Inner Harbor Vessels Must Move Their Boats To Make Room For Six Cruise Ships

Next post

St. John Administrator Will Be Shakima Jones, Governor Bryan Says Monday

The Author

John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *