earthquake occurred in the Dominican Republic.
The quake was felt in several cities including
Santo Domingo and San Cristobal.
No immediate reports of
damage or injury.
The quake struck at a depth of
of this magnitude are considered moderate and can cause damage.
The Dominican Republic
is located in a seismic active zone.
The island of Hispaniola is shared by the Dominican
Republic and Haiti.
Haiti was hit by a devastating
earthquake in 2010
, causing widespread damage and loss of life.
has taken steps to improve disaster preparedness and response in the event of
drills are held to educate the population on safety measures during quakes.