Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Three earthquakes reported across the Caribbean in one day

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Trinidad, on Friday, said an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 shook three Caribbean islands, making it three earth tremors to have rattled the region within a 24-hour period.

The centre said the latest quake which occurred at 6:52 p.m. (Jamaica time) was felt in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the French island of Guadeloupe.

The quake was reportedly located at latitude: 16.88N, longitude: 61.15W and at a depth of 10 kilometres.

There have been no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the tremor that was felt 81 km east-south-east of St John's, Antigua and Barbuda, 82 km northeast of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, and 177 km north of Roseau, the Dominican capital.

Earlier on Friday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 shook Trinidad and Tobago, following one with a magnitude of 3.9 that jolted St Lucia, Martinique and St Vincent and the Grenadines just after midnight.

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