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A 5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes southeast of Romana, Dominican Republic.

Image Credit: Zenrin Earthstar Geographics

Moments ago, USGS reported a 5.0-magnitude earthquake in the Carribean Sea, 76km southeast of Romana, Dominican Republic at a shallow depth of 32.3km at 6.15am local time. The German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported the earthquake at 5.2-magnitude.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. No information regarding any damage has been reported yet. Based on preliminary data it is believed that the earthquake have not caused a lot of damage.

Towns and cities nearby must have felt this earthquake. Weak shaking was felt in Boca de Yuma (pop. 2,000) located 52 km from the epicenter, and Romana (pop. 208,400) 76 km away. It was also felt as far as Santo Domingo (pop. 2,201,900) located 152km from the epicenter.

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