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A 4.6 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Barbados, St. Vincent And The Grenadines and St. Lucia Early This Morning

BRIDGETOWN — People in Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and St. Lucia were rattled by a 4.6 magnitude earthquake early this morning.

The ‘quake struck about 73 miles west-southwest of Barbados and about 46 miles from St. Vincent and Grenadines, the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center said.

The tremors happened about 1:13 a.m. Wednesday, according to the UWI-SRC.

Researchers said the earthquake occurred at latitude 12.84 north and longitude 60.64 west at a depth of 13.67 miles underground.

The SRC said the quake happened about 46 miles southeast of Kingstown, St. Vincent and The Grenadines; about 73 miles west-southwest of Bridgetown, Barbados and about 85 miles south-southwest of Castries, St. Lucia.

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John McCarthy

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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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