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Several islands jolted by earthquakes in the region

Published: Monday November 28, 2011 | 10:44 am Comments 0

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) Monday reported that two earthquakes had jolted several Caribbean countries, but there were no reports of injuries or damage.

It said that the 4.7 magnitude occurred an at 1:43 am local time, east of St. Maarten.

“The event was located at 18.11 degrees north and 62.57 degrees west. It had a depth of 32 kilometers and was felt in St. Maarten, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, Anguilla and St. Kitts.

The SRC said that a minute earlier, an earthquake occurred near Anguilla and that it is still processing the data.

The two earthquakes follow one on Saturday which occdured south of Barbuda and had a magnitude of 4.1.

The SRC said that the quake which occurred at 5:49 pm local time was located at 17.41 degrees north and 61.86 degrees west and had a depth 15 kilometers.

The SRC said there were no reports of damage or injuries.

editorial@gleanerjm.com

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