Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Three Earthquakes In One Day Rattle Caribbean

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The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Friday said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within a 24-hour period, CMC News has reported.

The news agency quoted the SRC as saying that the latest quake, which occurred at 6:52 pm (local time) was felt in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the French island of Guadeloupe.

According to the SRC the quake was located Latitude: 16.88N, Longitude: 61.15W and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km), CMC  News said.

It said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but it was felt 81 km east-south-east of St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda, 82 km north east of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe and 177 km north of the Dominican capital, Roseau

Earlier on Friday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago on Friday, after one with a magnitude of 3.9 shook St Lucia, Martinique and St Vincent and the Grenadines just after midnight, according to CMC News.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Something is happening. Let us all be vigilant although there is not much that can be done as this is not a hurricane. Our emergency forces are not equipped and our tiny Island will surely not be able to withstand a 7-8 magnitude quake. All we can do is turn to the man above and keep praying.

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