Haiti-Dominican Republic Border Region Shaken by 5.1-Magnitude Earthquake
A 5.1-magnitude earthquake shook the area of El Cachon in the Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey.
El Cachon is a town in the Barahona province. The epicentre of the quake was two kilometres east southeast of El Cachon, and 127 kilometres west-southwest of Santo Domingo.
It occurred around 4:32 PM.
The quake was reportedly felt in cities across Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
Haitian authorities said no damage or injuries were reported.
It came just a few days after an earthquake of equal magnitude in Anguilla.
There was also a smaller 3.1 magnitude quake 91 kilometres north of Road Town in the British Virgin Islands and a smaller 2.6-Magnitude movement near Vega Alta in Puerto Rico.
Source: Carib Journal