Earthquake Rocks Eastern Caribbean


CASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – At least three Eastern Caribbean islands were Thursday rocked by a 4.7 magnitude earthquake.


The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique shortly after 10:00 am on Thursday.


The quake was felt in the north and south of St Lucia, however there have been no reports of injuries or damage.


The Seismic Research Centre says the earthquake occurred 64 km east of Castries, St Lucia; 100 km southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique; and 132 km northeast of Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines.



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