Region Jolted By Another Earthquake


Less than 24 hours after several Caribbean countries were jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research centre (SRC) said Friday that a stronger quake had been felt in some other territories.

The SRC said the earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 jolted the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica, as well as the French island of Guadeloupe on Thursday night at 9.37 p.m. local time.

It said the quake, which was located at Latitude: 16.83N, Longitude: 61.09W and a depth of 10 kilometres (KM) was felt 81km northeast of Point-à-Pitre, in Guadeloupe, 90 km southeast of St John’s, Antigua and Barbuda and 173 km north, northeast of Roseau, Dominica

On Thursday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2 rocked islands in the Eastern Caribbean with the SRC reporting that this quake occurred near Dominica at approximately 3:54 a.m. (local time).

The earthquake, that had a depth of 10 kilometres, was also felt in Martinique and St Lucia

This is the third earthquake that has occurred near Dominica this week, as well as the fourth to be recorded in the Eastern Caribbean since Christmas Eve.

The SRC said there were no reports of injuries or damage as a result of those quakes.

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