Who remembers the song..." I feel the earth move under my feet..."? We just had the earth move under our feet. We experienced our very first earthquake which measured at a 5.1 on the Richter scale. It only lasted a few seconds, but I was watching the Christmas tree shake and felt the second floor of our concrete house quivering under my feet. It started in San Pedro de Macoris located an hour and 45 minutes east of Santo Domingo. Kind of freaky, yet in a weird way, it was kind of cool.