Monday, April 19, 2010

Quake rattles Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

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clipped from www.foxnews.com

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A moderate earthquake has rattled the eastern Dominican Republic and western Puerto Rico.

No damage or injuries are being reported in what the U.S. Geological Survey recorded as a magnitude-5.1 temblor. The quake struck Sunday at 4:16 p.m. in the Mona Passage separating the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

The epicenter was roughly 59 kilometers (37 miles) south-southeast of the Dominican city of Higuey in the easternmost province of La Altagracia. The quake had a depth of 86 kilometers (53 miles).

The quake was felt across western Puerto Rico, as well as by high-rise dwellers in the northeast capital of San Juan.

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