Local March 13, 2012 | 2:22 pm

Light tremors shake the East region

Santo Domingo.- Six light tremors, the strongest of 4.6 magnitude, were detected in the East region near 12 midnight today, with only one felt by the population, without any reported damages, said the Santo Domingo State University Seismology Institute.

The USGS however said the first quake, magnitude 3.4, occurred near Punta Cana, with an epicenter at 19.841°N, 68.100°W, at a depth of 43 kilometers (26.7 miles) in the Mona Passage, alarming some communities.

The tremor was felt in Higüey, El Seibo, San Pedro and Boca Chica, and the Emergency Operations Center didn’t report any damages.

A second tremor came at 1:07am, with its epicenter also in the Mona Passage, and with a 3.2 magnitude.

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