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Third Earthquake Rattles Caribbean Islands In A Day

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, January 6, 2019 (CMC) – The Trinidad and Tobago-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), last Friday, said an earthquake, with a magnitude of 4.6, rattled three Caribbean islands, as the region recorded three earth tremors within a 24-hour period.

It said that the latest quake, which occurred at 6. 52 pm (local time), was felt in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and the French island of Guadeloupe.

According to the SRC, the quake was located Latitude: 16.88N, Longitude: 61.15W and at a depth of 10 kilometres (km).

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, but it was felt 81 km east-south-east of St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda; 82 km north east of Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe; and 177 km north of the Dominican capital, Roseau.

Earlier on Friday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.6 rattled Trinidad and Tobago, after one, with a magnitude of 3.9, shook St. Lucia, Martinique and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, just after midnight.

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