Local May 19, 2016 | 9:28 am

Mag. 3.6 quake shakes Dominican Republic capital

Santo Domingo.- A minor quake of 3.6 magnitude was felt in Dominican Republic’s capital Santo Domingo, at 9am Thursday.

According to the National Seismology Institute, the quakewas 4.3 magnitude, with no injuries or damages reported so far.

The tremor prompted evacuations of tall buildings throughoutthe city, especially Torre Acropolis, which is designed to sway during quakes.

From the US Geodetic Survey:

6 earthquakes in map area, 4.25km N of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic2016-05-19 13:12:11 UTC 67.5 km

79km NNE of Santa Barbara de Samana, Dominican Republic 2016-05-19 03:52:13 UTC.

Magnitude 3.6: 145km S of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic (2016-05-19 02:19:56 UTC, 7.0 km),

M 3.6 – 145km South of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

More information as available……

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