5.8 Earthquake Felt in Punta Cana


Date: May 16, 2010 | Author: Ken Harrington

Sunday morning, at 1:16am local time, an 5.8 earthquake hit Puerto Rico. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Mayaguez on the West coast of the island of Puerto Rico. The earthquake could be felt throughout the Dominican Republic and was reportedly felt as far away as the Virgin Islands

Here in Punta Cana, being approximately 80 miles away from the epicenter, the force was strong enough to rattle furniture and wake some people who were sleeping although no damage occurred. The earthquake lasted for about 15 seconds.

Follow this link for more detailed information regarding this magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Puerto Rico

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Ken Harrington
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

When I'm not traveling or hanging out of the beach, I'm a Consultant for Tour Operators in the Dominican Republic. I also dig Linux and FOSS, loath TV, enjoy cooking, and I'm an adrenaline seeking adventure junkie. I try not to take life too seriously if I can avoid it. Oh yeah, and I’m the guy that sort of keeps this site from falling apart.