DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, PRONE TO EARTHQUAKES
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
4 million tourists, mostly from North America and Europe, visit the Dominican Republic every year. The government wants to double the country’s hospitality capacity by 2020.
But this goal might be tested by the earthquakes. A huge tremor, like the one which hit Haiti in 2010, could happen in Santo Domingo, located 300 km away. Besides the earthquakes, tsunamis pose also a threat to these splendid postcard landscapes.
Can Dominican Republic meet the challenge?