Earthquakes in the DR

Linda Stapleton

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Jun 3, 2003
I was flying to the DR from California to live full time in Cabarete in 2003 at the same time the fairly large earthquake hit the Puerto Plata area. My wife was awakened by the sound of pool water sloshing. Our property was fine, but other locations in the Puerto Plata region suffered significant damage.

Nobody can predict earthquakes with certainty. It is not something I worry about.
I remember this one well, certainly the strongest I've felt since living here, even stronger than the really bad one I felt from Haiti 11 years ago. The one last night woke me, but I went straight back to sleep. I haven't heard reports of any serious damage or loss of life, so I hope that is the case.
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