Saint Lucia among six Caribbean countries jolted by two earthquakes within a six-hour period


(CMC) — Several Caribbean countries were rattled as two earthquakes hit the region within a six-hour period, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has said.

In the first instance, the SRC said that a quake with a magnitude of 4.0 was felt in the French island of Martinique, Dominica and St Lucia.

The SRC said that the quake occurred at 9:40 pm (local time) Sunday and was located at Latitude: 15.08 north, Longitude: 60.30 west and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km).

It said that the quake was felt 101 km north east of Fort-de-France, Martinique, 123 km east south east of Roseau, Dominica and 139 km north east of Castries, St Lucia.

The second quake, with a magnitude of 3.3, occurred at 3:35 am (local time) on Monday…

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