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4.5-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Dominican Republic

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - January 2, 2016

A 4.5-magnitude earthquake caused weak to light shaking in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey.

The quake, which occurred at around 11:25 AM local time, struck at a depth of 12 kilometres.

Its epicentre was about 3 miles north-northwest of Villa Vasquez in the Dominican Republic and about 101 miles north-northeast of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

There were no damage or injuries reported due to the quake.

— CJ Staff

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