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Earthquake off St Lucia


Earthquake off St Lucia

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THE UNIVERSITY of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad and Tobago has recorded an earthquake off St Lucia.

According to data generated, the tremor was felt around 11:35 a.m. The magnitude was 5.0, at a depth of 10 kilometres. It occurred approximately 73km east southeast of the capital Castries.

The centre was roughly 115 kilometres northwest of Bridgetown and 117 km southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique.

The Seismic Centre Indicated this was preliminary information, which could change after additional data was processed.

One St Lucia resident Kurt Francis said on social media that he felt it.

Another, Nicola Franco, said she felt the tremors which lasted for roughly five seconds in Bonne Terre, Gros Islet, and also experienced some aftershocks lasting for about a second every three to five minutes.

Yesterday, a quake with a 3.9 magnitude was recorded south of Grenada at a depth of 121km. (SAT)