Earthquake shakes St Lucia, Martinique

st lucia martinique quakeCASTRIES, St. Lucia, Friday October 2, 2015 – Residents of Martinique and St. Lucia reported feeling the latest earthquake to rattle the Caribbean – a 4.8 magnitude tremor yesterday afternoon.

The shaking began around 2:30 p.m. as the quake struck 72 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique; 101 km southeast of Roseau, Dominica and 115 km northeast of Castries, St. Lucia, at a depth of 39 km, according to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre.

In St. Lucia and Martinique, in particular, residents reported feeling the earthquake.

A few people in Barbados and St. Vincent reported on the SRC’s Facebook page that they had felt the tremor as well.

st lucia martiniqueYesterday’s quake is the latest in a series of earthquakes in the Caribbean.

There have been several occurring to the northeast of Barbados which the SRC said were aftershocks from the 6.6 magnitude quake that was felt in mid-July.

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