Slight Earthquake Rattles Martinique

Hardbeatnews, FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique, Tues. Nov. 28, 2006: The French Caribbean island of Martinique was yesterday rattled by a slight earthquake, U.S. Geological Survey seismologists said.

The earthquake, put at 4.7 on the Richter scale, occurred at about The 1:52 p.m. yesterday and was centered 41 miles from from Schoelcher, Fort-de-France, 42 miles from St. Pierre and 43 miles from the capital of Fort-de-France.

There were, however, no reports of damage or injuries. Four to 4.9 quakes are considered light compared to those that go above five. –