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Quake rattles three Caribbean islands

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 19, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled three Caribbean islands on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

EarthquakeThe Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) here said that the quake, which occurred at 3.21 am (local time) occurred near the French island of Guadeloupe, Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.

It said the quake was located at Latitude: 16.05N, Longitude: 61.15W at a depth of 12 kilometers (km) and that it was felt 48 km south east of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 87 km north-northeast of Roseau, Dominica and 141 km south east of St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

Caribbean countries have in recent months been rattled by earthquakes and SRC officials here have warned regional countries to be prepared for a major quake.

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Aug 19, CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 rattled three Caribbean islands on Friday but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

EarthquakeThe Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) here said that the quake, which occurred at 3.21 am (local time) occurred near the French island of Guadeloupe, Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda.

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It said the quake was located at Latitude: 16.05N, Longitude: 61.15W at a depth of 12 kilometers (km) and that it was felt 48 km south east of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, 87 km north-northeast of Roseau, Dominica and 141 km south east of St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda.

Caribbean countries have in recent months been rattled by earthquakes and SRC officials here have warned regional countries to be prepared for a major quake.