Local January 5, 2012 | 8:27 am

Quake unleashes rockslides, cuts off southern town

Santo Domingo.- The Emergency Operations Center (COE) reported that the tremor felt 5:35am Thursday caused cracks in at least eight constructions in the southern mountain city of San José de Ocoa.

COE director Juan Manuel Méndez said they’ve received information that traffic on the road to and from the community of El Pinar, Azua province, has been cut off on rockslides.

The official also reported rockslides in the Southern Highway in the span near the community El Numero, adding that emergency crews were sent to work to restore traffic on those roads quickly.

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