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The tremor struck close to the border with Haiti.

ByThe Related Press

November 10, 2023, 2:52 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck the northwest Dominican Republic on Friday close to the border with Haiti.

The tremor occurred at a depth of 12 miles (19 kilometers) simply west-northwest of Las Matas de Santa Cruz, in response to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Officers within the Dominican Republic stated the quake was felt within the border city of Montecristi all the way in which south to the capital of Santo Domingo.

It was the strongest earthquake to hit the nation this yr, Dominican geologist Osiris de León stated.

Jenrry Castro, mayor of the northwest city of Villa Vazquez, posted on X, previously generally known as Twitter, that minor harm was reported in two colleges. Merchandise additionally fell off supermarkets cabinets within the space, he stated, including that crews have been inspecting all colleges and municipal buildings within the city.

The quake occurred in an space that has develop into a flashpoint in an ongoing border dispute between Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

No quick harm or accidents have been reported in Haiti.

The island of Hispaniola shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic sits atop the Enriquillo–Plantain Backyard fault zone, in response to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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