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Quake recorded on Dominica’s Independence Day


Quake recorded on Dominica’s Independence Day

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AN EARTH TREMOR was recorded in Dominica this afternoon as the country was in the midst of Independence Day celebrations.

Around 1:32 p.m., the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies recorded a 4.9 magnitude earthquake just 13 kilometres northeast of the capital Roseau. It was at a depth of 136 km.

Dominica is marking 37 years of independence today.

Among the activities is the annual parade at Windsor Park and the presentation of National Awards.

According to Dominica News Online, Dr Carissa Etienne, Director Pan American Health Organisation, received the nation’s highest award, the Dominica Award of Honour.

Senior Counsel Anthony Waddy Astaphan received the Sisserou Award of Honour, the second highest award, while nine Meritorious Service Awards and there Services Medal of Honour Awards were also presented.

The theme for this year is Rebuilding Dominica Together as the island continues its recovery efforts after being devastated by Tropical Storm Erika on August 28. (SAT/DNO)