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St. Lucia, Dominica Rattled By 4.0 Earthquake Last Night

PORT OF SPAIN – Several Caribbean islands were rocked by earthquakes during a six hour period overnight, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Center (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) reported Wednesday.

SRC said there was no immediate damage or injuries as a result of the quakes, but terrified residents in Dominica and some other islands reported being shaken by the tremors. Some people took to social media to relieve the experiences.

The first quake, with a magnitude of 4.0, occurred at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night and was felt in Dominica, Antigua and Barbuda and the French island of Guadeloupe.

It was located at latitude: 16.74N, longitude: 59.58W and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km).

The SRC said that it was felt 224 km east north east of Point-a-Pitre, the capital of Guadeloupe, 255 km east of the capital of Antigua and Barbuda and 257 km north east of Roseau, Dominica.

Dominica and Guadeloupe were also rocked by another earthquake, 17 minutes later that also affected Martinique.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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