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Haiti and Dominican Republic shaken lately by medium intensity earthquakes – Dominican Today

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The island of Hispaniola, made up of the sovereign states of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, is crossed by a system of active geological faults that cause continuous earthquakes and exceed fourteen.
These place both countries at a high level of seismicity for earthquakes and tidal waves. Some are located on land and others in marine areas.
So far in 2022, the island’s seismic activity has been quite active, highlighting that from February 1 to date, there have been a total of 26 earthquakes greater than 3.6 on the Richter scale.
Of the total of 26 earthquakes that have occurred in these almost two months, 19 have had epicenter areas of the Dominican Republic, while another seven are on the side of Haiti.
These data were collected by the United States Geological Survey ( USGS ).
In the case of the Dominican Republic, the most recent occurred early this morning with a magnitude of 3.8 near Puerto Plata.
The earthquakes near Haiti have had as their central part of its maritime zone near the capital Port-au-Prince.

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