Above: a map of the quake (USGS)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
A light 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck Monday evening southeast of the Dominican Republic, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake struck at around 9:16 PM local time at a depth of 91 kilometres.
It occurred around 88 kilometres south of Punta Cana and around 198 kilometres east-southeast of Santo Domingo.
The quake struck close to the seismically active region between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, the latest in a series of moderately-sized quakes in the Caribbean region.
There were no reports of damage or injuries resulting from the quake.