Just found this on my Facebook from Denise Zdena who lives in Bayahibe and is one of my friends on facebook. Just to reiterate no need to panic.
You might have heard about the earthquake in Dominican republic this morning, so before there is a panic or false info here is the report:
"A moderate tremor of 5.3 magnitude has rattled the entire Dominican Republic, at around 5:32am local time, whose epicenter was located 17 kilometers south-southeast of the city of San Jose de Ocoa, at a depth of 10 kilometers. ... Distances 55 km (34 miles) W of SANTO DOMINGO, 75 km (46 miles) ENE of Barahona."
So as you can see, it was close to Haitian border, there was nothing felt in our area, because we are very far. If you have a family or friends vacationing here, or if you are getting ready for your vacation in our area, you don't have to worry about anything :)