Local February 1, 2023 | 3:00 pm

The COE activates contingency plan after earthquake of 5.3

The Emergency Operations Center (COE) activated its contingency plan following the 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook a portion of Dominican territory on Wednesday, with no immediate information on the material or personal damage. Following the activation of the plan, the COE’s infrastructure table evaluates potential damages, according to the organization’s director, General Juan Manuel Méndez, in a public statement. The official urged the people to “remain calm and follow the COE’s recommendations,” while also stating that the country’s president, Luis Abinader, is “aware of the situation.”

The tremor occurred at 07:11 a.m., 11.2 kilometers south-southeast of La Caldera in the province of Peravia, at a depth of 48 kilometers. An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale shook the Dominican Republic’s northeast last Sunday, causing no damage.

Hundreds of telluric movements of varying intensity occur every month in the Dominican Republic, which has a dozen seismic faults.


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February 1, 2023 5:10 pm

I did a little dance this morning…yea felt it in bed…