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Santo Domingo.- Santo Domingo State University’s (UASD) Seismology Institute reported a 4.1 magnitude quake felt in Puerto Plata at 6:33pm Sunday.

It said the tremor was centered southwest of the community La Isabela, 96 kilometers in depth.

The quake was at 19.8 north latitude and 71.1 west longitude, with no aftershocks reported as of last night.

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11 comment(s)
Written by: HateitorLOVEIT, 4 Feb 2013 10:12 AM
From: United States, Washington, DC
In Santiago the damn hotel moved!!!!! Not a little ...... It was like it took baby stepsssss or like the old batman shows....the room moved one way and me and batman moved the other....... I can't come back here no more....
Written by: jasfalon, 4 Feb 2013 10:24 AM
From: United States
Imagine what will happen WHEN Santo Domingo or Santiago gets hit with an earthquake the size of Haiti's.
High rise buildings will be toppling, not 2 or 3 story buildings. If Haiti had 300,000 killed, RD will have twice that, possibly a million.
And think how the existing buildings in Santo Domingo were compromised by the Haiti earthquake, and not talked about, or have been deemed, 'OK.'
No matter what anybody 'says', Santo Domingo buildings aren't earthquake proof, and an earthquake the size of Haiti's hitting Santo Domingo will be frightening.
Written by: WalterPolo, 4 Feb 2013 10:40 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Wasn't felt here on the Malecon. Too much Carnaval rumble I guess..
Written by: plataguy, 4 Feb 2013 1:41 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Puerto Plata
Didn't feel anything - were is this info coming from?
Written by: Ricardolito, 4 Feb 2013 4:18 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Zona Colonial
I have so many cracks in my house on zona colonial , all supposed to be the reults of earthquakes but the ouse has setteled nicely into its new position //sometimes best to have rocks and rubble
Written by: PuntaCanaMike, 4 Feb 2013 4:34 PM
From: Dominican Republic such latitude of 19.8

Secondly...why is there no other institute or service out there that noted this earthquake?

I think this shows the quality of education our students receive at this level.

Written by: Tomas, 4 Feb 2013 4:53 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Didn't feel a dam thing in Cabrera!
But we felt Haiti's.
Written by: Escott, 4 Feb 2013 6:51 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera and Sosua a 2 days a month for payday
My house in Cabrera shook during Haiti and nothing from POP? Odd
Written by: Tomas, 4 Feb 2013 7:42 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
Hey Escott!
I live in Cabrera too!
When Haiti got it I was in Plaro supermarket in Sosua!
Felt the whole 45 seconds!!!
Very scary!
Written by: IloveDR, 4 Feb 2013 9:52 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo city sits on top of solid stone, it will endure, Santiago is the problem people.
Written by: RoyStone, 5 Feb 2013 6:40 AM
From: Australia
What, no conspiracy theorists HAARPing on?
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