A 5.1 earthquake struck near Barahona Dominican republic today (Saturday, July 7, 2012) at about 4:32 pm. the quake was felt as far away as San Francisco de Macoris. The depth of the quake was about 19 kilometers.

There have been no damage reports at this time. Other cities that were nearby the quake epicenter were Pescaderia (1 mile away), Cabral (3 miles away), Santa Cruz (4 miles away and Vincente Noble (9 miles away).