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UPDATED: 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocks Barbados, tremor felt in St Vincent

Published:Wednesday | April 20, 2016 | 12:00 AM


Barbados was jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 today, but there were no reports of injuries or damages.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), said that the quake, which occurred at 6.52 a.m. (local time) was at a depth of 10 km.

It said that the quake, east of Barbados, was located at 13.39 degrees north and 56.23 degrees west and was felt in St Vincent.

The epicentre was 377 km east of Bridgetown.

Over the past few days, several Caribbean countries have been rattled by earthquakes.