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Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places.
   There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
   The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 30 miles (49 kilometers) south of the popular Dominican tourist town of Punta Cana at a depth of 24 miles (38 kilometers).
   The Caribbean region experiences small earthquakes daily that people do not feel, although earthquakes of greater magnitude sometimes occur.
   This year, a magnitude-5.0 quake hit near St. Kitts in April, while a 6.5-magnitude tremor struck near Barbados in February. A 6.4-magnitude quake jolted Puerto Rico in January.
   None of those earthquakes caused any injuries or significant damage.
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