Strong Quake Hits Santo Domingo

A preliminary 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Dominican Republic early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 155 kilometers (95 miles) southeast of the nation’s capital, Santo Domingo, at about 12:35 a.m. Saturday (11:35 p.m. Friday ET).

People at resorts in the area described the earthquake as brief, and there were no reports of significant damage.

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