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5.3-magnitude quake shakes Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico; no immediate damage reported

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake has struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, shaking buildings in both places. There are no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

The quake Wednesday afternoon was about 23 miles (37 kilometers) south of Punta Cana. The U.S. Geological Survey says it occurred at a depth of 31 kilometers (18 miles).