Earthquake hits east of St Lucia

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CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday May 14, 2015 – There has been another earthquake in the region.

A 4.7 magnitude tremor was recorded east of St Lucia around 10:16 a.m. today, according to the University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre.

The tremor occurred 64 kilometres east of the capital, Castries, 100 kilometres southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique and 132 kilometres northeast of Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines at a depth of 21 kilometres.

The National Emergency Management Organization said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

On May 2, a 4.5 magnitude quake was recorded off Barbados, following a 3.9 magnitude tremor on April 27.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre has reported 13 quakes in the region since the start of the year.

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