November 13th, 2010
01:02 AM ET

Strong earthquake strikes Dominican Republic

A preliminary 5.6-magnitude 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.

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  1. Reynardine Greencastle

    I, too, apologize to the few who do not merit the wish that the earth would open up and swallow each of you mean-mouthed, bigoted, self-important Fox.

    November 13, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. PD

    The best post for me are those below. I am still laughing.....
    You guys are fantastic!!!
    Mio Pinion
    Yes, it's a sign, and the sign says: "Study Geology not the Bible"

    jerry, that was pretty incoherent, but you said something about the world being flat and I want to point out it has been the Christians and other religious people who oppose realization of things such as a spherical Earth, Earth orbiting the Sun, the science of the body and medicine, evolution, and just about every other major empirical truth that has contributed to the progress of humanity at every step of the way in human history. History shows us it's the religious people who have their heads in the sand.

    November 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • aUtheistIC

      yeah..but for the wrong topic. Go and get your lollipop.

      November 15, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Aid worker

    Really sad to read all of these comments. Where is the compassion? An earthquake is a big deal, that no nation should have to go through. Haiti has suffered a great loss, and the pain that has been witnessed this year has been unimaginable. Let's not forget that we are all human beings, and we should care for one another.

    November 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. snuggle

    Another earthquake OMG wat Is the world gettin into! This is so sad to read all these bad stuff goin on in da world everythere. But someday it will ALL stop and we would b free!!

    November 14, 2010 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Ignorant American

    Well there's always been earthquakes and such. It's nothing new. We get earthquakes all the time. What's the big deal? I'm not very scared of earthquakes and such. These conspiracy theorists think that we have more earthquakes now. Ha ha! we've always had earthquakes and crooked politicians. Ain't nothin' new. Right Jim?

    November 14, 2010 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Toussaint

    Haiti has occupied the dominican republic for years don't forget that and we can do it again. We are still the great nation who had defeated the greatest army on earth back then (NAPOLEON'S ARMY) and abolished slavery.

    November 14, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Kittenkay

      Will you stop it with this whole "occupying" talk. Stop trying to occupy other countries. --- By the way, Haiti did not occupy the Dominican Republic for the sake of occupation. Haiti wanted to unite the both sides of the island as a preemptive strike to prevent Napoleon from re-enslaving Haiti. Long story short, they abolished slavery in the Dominican Republic to free ancestors descendents. They wanted freedom for all.....Wow, just like America....imagine that. Both are pioneers of freedom.

      November 14, 2010 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • manuel Rodriguez

      It already done,there are over a million of Haitian in Dom Rep.

      November 14, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. cesar

    I would listen to Dana.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. 517blingdongding

    God has a plan for each of us.

    Let us pray. Dear sweet merciful Lord we beg upon you to shine your light of love on these poor souls of DR. Amen.

    November 14, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Centinela

    Let's not compare DR with Haiti or PR, pleaaassse, only jealous, ignorqant people could do that. Poor Haiti, the poorest and least intellignet country in the Western hemisphere. PR, if it wasn't for USA PR would be in the same boat as Haiti, another welfare state. Dominicans DO NOT DEPEND ON GOVERMENT HELP, THEY ARE SELF MOVERS.

    November 15, 2010 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON WITH YOU PEOPLE.WE have our on problems we need to deal with at home in USA before we start downing other people so please show some respect an get a life!

    The USA is not a peaceful place lets not forget about slavery

    November 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      Not all of US are in the states there buddy. I sucks there

      January 5, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
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