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Earthquake rattles St. Lucia and south Caribbean

earthquake2(Adapted) St. Lucia, Oct. 1, CMC – The National Emergency Management Organization, (NEMO) says sections of the island were rocked by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon.

The Seismic Research Center  at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago, confirmed that a 4.8. Magnitude quake was felt in St.Lucia, Dominica, St.Vincent and Martinique at  approximately 2.30pm (local time)

This follows four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 3.8 to 4.5 rattled the Caribbean on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, according to the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit of UWI.

It said that early Sunday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck 123 kilometers north-east of Bridgetown.

The 5.00 am (local time) quake, with a  depth of 70 kilometres, was also located 254 kilometres east of Castries, St Lucia and 279 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France in Martinique.

The Unit said that 28 minutes later a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 136 kilometres north east of Bridgetown, 270 kilometres east of Castries and 295 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France.

This quake had a depth of 82 kilometres.

The third quake occurred at 8.36 am (local time) with a magnitude of 3.9 and was again felt 130 kilometres north east of Bridgetown, 260 kilometres east of Castries and 284 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France at a depth of 64 kilometres

The last earthquake on Sunday, according to the Seismic Unit, occurred 59 kilometres north west of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

It had a magnitude of 3.9.

In St. Lucia, according to a NEMO official here,  reports of tremors  were received  from the north and south of the island.

Earlier this week NEMO Director, Velda Joseph called on residents to be prepared for hazards outside of tropical cyclones, citing a series of earthquakes in the region recently, including four tremors on Sunday.

In recent months, Caribbean countries have recorded earthquakes of varying magnitudes and the Seismic Unit has warned the region to brace for a major tremor.

 

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earthquake2(Adapted) St. Lucia, Oct. 1, CMC – The National Emergency Management Organization, (NEMO) says sections of the island were rocked by an earthquake on Thursday afternoon.

The Seismic Research Center  at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine campus in Trinidad and Tobago, confirmed that a 4.8. Magnitude quake was felt in St.Lucia, Dominica, St.Vincent and Martinique at  approximately 2.30pm (local time)

This follows four earthquakes with magnitudes ranging from 3.8 to 4.5 rattled the Caribbean on Sunday but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damages, according to the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Unit of UWI.

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It said that early Sunday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 struck 123 kilometers north-east of Bridgetown.

The 5.00 am (local time) quake, with a  depth of 70 kilometres, was also located 254 kilometres east of Castries, St Lucia and 279 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France in Martinique.

The Unit said that 28 minutes later a 4.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 136 kilometres north east of Bridgetown, 270 kilometres east of Castries and 295 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France.

This quake had a depth of 82 kilometres.

The third quake occurred at 8.36 am (local time) with a magnitude of 3.9 and was again felt 130 kilometres north east of Bridgetown, 260 kilometres east of Castries and 284 kilometres east south east of Fort-de-France at a depth of 64 kilometres

The last earthquake on Sunday, according to the Seismic Unit, occurred 59 kilometres north west of Port of Spain, Trinidad.

It had a magnitude of 3.9.

In St. Lucia, according to a NEMO official here,  reports of tremors  were received  from the north and south of the island.

Earlier this week NEMO Director, Velda Joseph called on residents to be prepared for hazards outside of tropical cyclones, citing a series of earthquakes in the region recently, including four tremors on Sunday.

In recent months, Caribbean countries have recorded earthquakes of varying magnitudes and the Seismic Unit has warned the region to brace for a major tremor.