We just had a moderate earthquake in the Dominican Republic. A 5.1 earthquake shook the area around the Coutui, San Francisco, Fantino area this morning at around 10am with the epicenter in Las Guaranas between Angelina and Pimentel. I’ve felt 3 tremors so far this morning, one of them came with a sharp jolt in the middle of the trembling.

This is the first stronger quake I’ve felt here since the one that hit Port-au-Prince Haiti in 2010. While small quakes in the 3.1 – 3.3 range are very frequent in the Punta Cana, ahd Higuey, we don’t often fell them in the middle of the country.

That I have seen in this area there has been little or no damage from the quake although it did cause a lot of excitement in the neighborhood with lots of yelling which is pretty normal here anyway, it was just focused on the earthquake for a few minutes instead of Dominoes.

Well, so much for the excitement of the day, I’ll update this post if we get any larger aftershocks or anything of interest about this earthquake.