A magnitude 5.0 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 10 kilometers.

Earthquakes 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.

The Dominican Republic has taken steps to improve disaster preparedness and response in the event of earthquakes.

Regular earthquake drills are held to educate the population on safety measures during quakes.