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Dominica, French islands rattled by earthquake

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:14 PM

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados,  CMC – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 rattled parts of Dominica and the French islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe on Monday, the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI) has reported.

It said that the quake, which occurred at 11:10 a.m. local time was located Latitude: 15.79N, Longitude: 61.41W and at a depth of 10 kilometres.

It was felt 53 km south-south east of Point-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe, 54 miles north of Roseau, the Dominica capital and 137 km north-north west of Fort-de-France in Martinique.

The centre said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage and the earthquake is the latest in a series of tremors that have affected several Caribbean islands.

Last Thursday, less than 24 hours after several Caribbean countries were jolted by an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.2, the centre reported that a stronger quake had been felt in some other territories.

It said that the earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 jolted the islands of Antigua and Barbuda and Dominica as well as the French island of Guadeloupe.

It followed a quake with a magnitude of 4.2 which rocked islands in the Eastern Caribbean.

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