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    Quote Originally Posted by Matilda View Post
    According to Dominican Seismological Institute same place as yesterday 5.4 only 5kms deep.

    https://sismologico.uasd.edu.do/

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    According to them, there have been over a dozen or more the last 24+ hours. We just feel the larger ones.

    Maybe something is up.

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    DR TV news says 2 died in the latest one (today) and several injured.


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    Excerpts from a story in today's DR1 News: https://dr1.com/forums/showthread.ph...39#post1918139

    Polanco says science cannot yet precisely forecast when and where an earthquake will take place, but it can identify the areas where this will occur. He explained around 1 to 20 micro earthquakes occur each day in the country, and areas such as the eastern, northern and southern zones are more prone to these tremors. He said that while the country has not suffered a major earthquake in a long time, the factors for a major earthquake occurring are in place.

    Among recommendations for preventing damages in case of a big earthquake are:
    Secure belongings.
    Brace all bookcases, storage shelves, put latches on cabinet doors, file cabinets.
    Fasten water containers, heaters and other appliances that could fall.
    Store hazardous materials in a sturdy place.
    Secure picture frames, bulletin boards and other wall-mounted equipment to the walls using closed screw-eyes to prevent falling.
    Keep fire extinguishers handy.
    Replace rigid plumbing supply lines and couplings with flexible braided lines and flexible couples to reduce the chance of rupture.
    Brace mechanical equipment such as air conditioning equipment and water heaters to the wall/or floor to prevent overturning or shifting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdn_Gringo View Post
    Excerpts from a story in today's DR1 News: https://dr1.com/forums/showthread.ph...39#post1918139

    Polanco says science cannot yet precisely forecast when and where an earthquake will take place, but it can identify the areas where this will occur. He explained around 1 to 20 micro earthquakes occur each day in the country, and areas such as the eastern, northern and southern zones are more prone to these tremors. He said that while the country has not suffered a major earthquake in a long time, the factors for a major earthquake occurring are in place.

    Among recommendations for preventing damages in case of a big earthquake are:
    Secure belongings.
    Brace all bookcases, storage shelves, put latches on cabinet doors, file cabinets.
    Fasten water containers, heaters and other appliances that could fall.
    Store hazardous materials in a sturdy place.
    Secure picture frames, bulletin boards and other wall-mounted equipment to the walls using closed screw-eyes to prevent falling.
    Keep fire extinguishers handy.
    Replace rigid plumbing supply lines and couplings with flexible braided lines and flexible couples to reduce the chance of rupture.
    Brace mechanical equipment such as air conditioning equipment and water heaters to the wall/or floor to prevent overturning or shifting.
    87% of all bookcases in the dr have been made safe........ just another 12 bookcases to brace, and that will be 100% of dominican bookcases made safe

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    Preliminary Report
    Magnitude 3.6
    Date-Time • 18 Oct 2018 16:47:52 UTC
    • 18 Oct 2018 12:47:52 near epicenter
    • 18 Oct 2018 12:47:52 standard time in your timezone
    Location 18.759N 68.838W
    Depth 104 km
    Distances • 21.0 km (13.0 mi) NW of Salvale�n de Hig�ey, Dominican Republic
    • 21.2 km (13.1 mi) E of Santa Cruz de El Seibo, Dominican Republic
    • 39.3 km (24.4 mi) NNE of La Romana, Dominican Republic
    • 44.1 km (27.4 mi) E of Hato Mayor del Rey, Dominican Republic
    • 49.8 km (30.9 mi) WNW of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
    Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 6.3 km; Vertical 2.0 km
    Parameters Nph = 21; Dmin = 57.6 km; Rmss = 0.39 seconds; Gp = 182°
    Version =
    Event ID pr 20182910

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