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5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Barbados, St. Lucia And Antigua Today

BRIDGETOWN — Barbados was shaken near Crane, Saint Philip, by an earthquake of magnitude 5.2 early this morning, the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) reported.

The quake hit at a shallow depth of 10 km beneath the epicenter near Crane, Saint Philip, Barbados, early morning on Monday 29 March 2021 at 2:35 am local time, GFZ added.

Shallow earthquakes are felt more strongly than deeper ones as they are closer to the surface. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.

Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 5.5. Other agencies reporting the same quake include France’s Réseau National de Surveillance Sismique (RéNaSS) at magnitude 4.8, and the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) at magnitude 5.5.

Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.

Weak shaking might have been felt in Crane (pop. 940) located 124 km from the epicenter.

VolcanoDiscovery will automatically update magnitude and depth if these change and follow up if other significant news about the quake become available. If you’re in the area, please send us your experience through our reporting mechanism, either online or via our mobile app. This will help us provide more first-hand updates to anyone around the globe who wants to know more about this quake.

According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center, the quake also rattled Castries, Saint Lucia and Fort-de-France, Martinique at 2:35 a.m.

It was recorded at Latitude: 13.92N and Longitude: 58.76W at a depth of 10 km.

The latest seismic activity came on the heels of a magnitude 4.9 quake that occurred on March 26th, and shook Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Saint John’s,  Antigua and Barbuda and Roseau,  Dominica.My Amazon Picks

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