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Earthquake rattles Southern C'bean islands

Monday, October 02, 2017

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PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.1 rattled several Caribbean islands on Monday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.

It said that the quake, which occurred at 8:08 am (local time) was felt in St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Grenada.

The SRC said that the quake was located at Latitude: 13.23N, Longitude: 61.30W and at a depth of 107 kilometres (km).

It was felt 11 km north west of Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, 95 km south west Castries, St Lucia and 140 km north east of the Grenadian capital, St George's.

Caribbean countries have in recent months been shaken by several earthquakes with SRC experts warning the region to be prepared for a major quake.




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