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Originally Posted by DannoXYZ
So why hasn't there been any reports at all of the Dominican Republic?
I'm no geologist, but I think the DR side of Hispanola is far enough away from the epicenter to have avoided the kind of damaging forces that Haiti took. Also, I think the soil there is more a loose agregate and probably doesn't transmit the forces as well as something like a granite bedrock. I know the granite on the East Coast of the US transmits even minor quakes a long way....back in 2003 a 4.9 in Ft. Payne AL woke me up in ATL. But like I said, its pretty solid rock underneath here, not so in the Carribean. Perhaps a Geologist on board here can comment.
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