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UWI Seismic Research Center Says 54 Earthquakes Struck In Last 24 Hours

PORT OF SPAIN — The University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Center in Trinidad is reporting that 54 earthquakes occurred within the last 24 hours in the Eastern Caribbean.

According to UWI, the earthquakes happened from December 6 at 4:28 p.m. to December 7 at 9:50 a.m.

“The events were in the magnitude range of 1.2 to 4.1,” the UWI Seismic Research Center said. “There have been no felt reports so far.”

Some people in St. Kitts reported an earthquake felt there on Thursday night.

Countries affected included: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Barts, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Collectivity of Saint Martin, Guadeloupe, Montserrat, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean Netherlands.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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