Caribbean islands rattled by minor earthquake


PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 rattled three Caribbean islands on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake occurred at 9.25 pm (local time) at a depth of 10 kilometres.

It said the quake was located at Latitude: 15.04N, Longitude: 60.47W and was felt 83 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique, 106 km east south east of Roseau, Dominica and 125 km north east of Castries, St Lucia.

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In recent weeks several Caribbean countries have experienced earthquakes of various magnitudes and the SRC has warned the region to be prepared for a major quake.

Source Jamaica Observer

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