We just had an Earthquake. Magnitude 5.1 (some reports sat it was magnitude 4.9 ) located 8kilometers/ 5 Miles North North West of Pimentel, Dominican Republic at 10:02AM EST. Location 19.252°N 70.142°W
7mi ESE of San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic
13mi NE of Fantino, Dominican Republic
14mi N of Cotui, Dominican Republic
52mi N of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Diario Libre says reports from San Francisco de Macoris indicate that the buildings were vacated and dozens of people took to the streets.
In the capital the quake was very strong, which caused tall buildings residents took to the streets for protection.
The quake was felt in several towns of the Cibao, as La Vega, Samaná, San Francisco de Macoris, Santiago.
More detailed information with map links
Many links and information about Earthquakes / los Terremotos/ Temblor de Tierra and safety procedures with links to many informative web sites.
Some interesting reports. I cannot verify them but here they go:
*San Francisco de Macoris – Lobby of the local university cracked. Windows in some malls broke.
*Nagua – Electrical power and local telephone traffic was down
*The earthquake was being felt stronger in Santo Domingo than in Sosua
Did you feel it?
The aftershocks occurred have felt part of the Northeast, where the earthquake occurred in Salcedo, San Francisco de Macoris, Pimentel, Fantino and elsewhere in the region.
El Caribe report at 11:19AM
Also, the Seismological Institute of the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo reported that another earthquake occurred near Bani, Peravia province.
5:25PM Update – Earthquake leaves three injured and damaged schools, hospitals, homes and businesses elcaribe.com
I came across this great little item to detect vibrations from a quake on Amazon.