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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes Dominican Republic

By the CNN Wire Staff
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The quake strikes about 155 kilometers (95 miles) southeast of the nation's capital
  • Area resorts report no serious damage

(CNN) -- A magnitude 5.6 earthquake struck the Dominican Republic early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake struck 155 kilometers (95 miles) southeast of the nation's capital, Santo Domingo, at about 12:35 a.m. Saturday (11:35 p.m. Friday ET).

People at resorts in the area described the earthquake as brief, and there were no reports of significant damage.

CNN's Gustavo Valdes and Eve Bower contributed to this report.

 
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