Four earthquakes/tremors rock eastern Caribbean; three within one hour

By SNO Staff

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The location of the latest earthquake, at 11:36 a.m., according to this image from the UWISRC.

Four small earthquakes/tremors have been felt in Saint Lucia, Barbados, Martinique and other neighbouring islands within the past five hours, according to preliminary information from the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWISRC).

There were no immediate reports of damage. The last three events occurred within 50 minutes – all occurring in the same region.

Residents in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Guyana have also reported feeling the quake, though those countries were not mentioned in the UWISRC report.

– The first quake, measuring 5.7, was felt at about 7:01 a.m.

– the second, measuring 6.4, occurred at about 11:16 a.m.;

– the third, measuring 4.1, occurred at about 11:29 a.m.

– the fourth, measuring 5.6, occurred at about 11: 36 a.m., the UWISRC has stated.

Residents have told St. Lucia News Online (SNO) that the quakes lasted between 10 and 20 seconds.

FIRST INCIDENT

DATE AND TIME:
2015-07-16 11:16 am (Local Time)
2015-07-16 15:16 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
6.4

LOCATION:
Latitude: 13.96N
Longitude: 58.87W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
125 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados
234 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia
255 km ESE of Fort-de-France, Martinique

SECOND INCIDENT

DATE AND TIME:
2015-07-16 07:01 am (Local Time)
2015-07-16 11:01 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
5.7

LOCATION:
Latitude: 13.92N
Longitude: 58.82W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
125 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados
240 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia
262 km ESE of Fort-de-France, Martinique

THIRD INCIDENT

DATE AND TIME:
2015-07-16 11:29 am (Local Time)
2015-07-16 15:29 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
4.1

LOCATION:
Latitude: 13.86N
Longitude: 58.99W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
108 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados
221 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia
246 km ESE of Fort-de-France, Martinique

FOURTH INCIDENT

DATE AND TIME:
2015-07-16 11:36 am (Local Time)
2015-07-16 15:36 (UTC)

MAGNITUDE:
5.3

LOCATION:
Latitude: 13.90N
Longitude: 58.63W
Depth: 10 km

NEARBY CITIES:
139 km NE of Bridgetown, Barbados
261 km E of Castries, Saint Lucia
283 km ESE of Fort-de-France, Martinique

DISCLAIMER: this event has NOT been reviewed by an analyst. It was automatically located by a seismological computational system, therefore, it is a PRELIMINARY result and this may vary when new additional data are processed.

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91 comments

  1. Be prepared for his return...... Soon

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  2. Whoever don't believe in the Almighty its their choice, likewise whoever believe, its also their choice. And even if some people had to believe its a frog that's in control that's also their belief. Simple quakes and it has become a war zone here. Some are acting "cruxifiction style." Let's respect each other's beliefs in a more humane way...PEACE....

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  3. Tremour? So what is an earthquake?

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  4. So many people felt the earthquake, but what does it really mean to all of you? Praying and asking God to protect you at that moment does not effect the change. LIFESTYLE CHANGE is what is necessary, but how many of us will take heed? My people, it is not the pleasures of life that will bring us to heaven...it is forsaking the pleasures and living a life pleasing to God that will take us to heaven. Ultimately, you chose this day who you will serve.

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  5. So we lucians are, when we eh like something we using god and bible, we even sending ppl straight to hell ,but sex before marriage not in it!!!two face ppl

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  6. I did not feel any of the quakes here in Barbados but all of my books were tossed out of my bookcase. Thank God that there were no recorded injuries island wide. I believe that the Tridents being destroyed by the Red Steels was more devastating.

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  7. There is good and evil, if you don't believe in god or don't want to read the bible for yourself to know the word 'revelation' his coming then I would say you're on the other side. The devil has his people also

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  8. Did god sent whooping cough to destroy us in St.lucia?Because,am hearing people going in bible making all types of comments.Regardless,all that has been predicted about god.Man has gone along way to provide us with alot of good news on a number of medical and earthly things which most of us enjoys today.

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  9. pretty bajan lass

    Felt the second one in St. Thomas, Barbados, wasn't too afraid, had my mum and kids with me, just prayed for everybody's safety, will continue to pray.

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  10. I can guarantee u those looshans DAT don't want to see or hear GOD was talking to him today asking him to spare their lives. Some must've been trembling under beds. Then after the last quake, back to square one......

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  11. I have heard god is love blah,blah,blah but,if some of us think that god have made natural disasters to kill and wounded people.Well,god is a terrible person.Some of us don't seem to have educated ourselves enough to know what are the causes of an earthquake?The caribbean sits on a tectonic plate.There are countries where no earthquakes has never been recorded for example Australia.So,It's time to do some research on those geographical things.And,if god destroy's people what would the devil do?I'm hearing god is good and the devil is evil.People,whats going on is the bible playing games with our minds?

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    • Thanks! Hope u putting some SENSE in those RELIGIOUS FRANATICS

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    • i say it how it is

      whats going on is you dont understand the bible and how god works . god works in mysterious ways so none of us can fully understand him now since you dont want to believe in him and want to lean onto your own understanding which the bible clearly says not to do but trust in go people like you will find that a hard thing to do

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  12. I felt it in longisland New York, I was on my toilet ,it lasted for 60 sec...am ok after all, st.lucian lol.

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  13. Felt the one at 7..
    Wow scary

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  14. I live up The Morne Catries and I felt it

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  15. I felt it throughout in black bay, vieux fort. It was a bit lengthy....in front DAH CARNAVAL.......

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  16. Even the bashing atheists called GOD today!!!

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  17. sinse when has it been your role?

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  18. I feel sry for us we take everything for a joke but there is a day God will judge this world weather we believe or not

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  19. Bruh felt it in soufriere, was on my bed and the shit must have shook for 20 seconds!

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  20. Felt two one after seven and one around 11:18Am

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  21. Did not feel it in soufriere

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  22. For those RELIGIOUS ZEALOTS.....get a LIFE!

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    • tanto tanto

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    • i say it how it is

      we already do and its eternal life in Jesus christ sorry to say you wont have eternal life but punishment and damnation in hell if you dont have a life in him because you refuse to beleive

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      • IN UR MOUTH....Even the devil recites the bible

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        • of course the devil has to recite the bible how else would he know the word of god and for him to twist it and pervert it to say the opposite of the bible to make people do the wrong things lol

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  23. I felt it Guyana

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  24. Grenada felt it

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  25. I will still jump my carnival...... JUST4FUN TO THE WOOOOOORRRRRLLLLDDD!!!!!!

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    • i say it how it is

      no one is preventing you from jumping your carnival dear so no one is preventing you from going to hell but your self. like the bible says you have to choose one master god or the devil if you choose the devil thats your choice but just remember every choice has a consequence behind it but do remebr the pleasures of this world is just for a time and after joy is sorrow

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      • i say it how it is

        and i hope that if when you jumping your carival and getting on disorderly and nasty and a earth quake again happens in st lucia on carnival day (god forbid) that when you see you going to die you are not one of the first ones that will be shouting bon dieux bon dieux because you were full warned

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  26. Hey Becareful, usually a series of small ones precedes A major one

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  27. Felt the one at 7:01 am in St. Vincent.

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  28. get to the point

    it seems that every time we ready to have fun tears run down our face hurricane for creole fest trough for christmas now earthquake for carnival take heed no time to waste.

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  29. keep your culture!!

    i pray for patience and faith...

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  30. My fellow St. Lucians please take head of these signs seriously. If you are not praying its time now to pray for a better St. Lucia, where we all should look after each other take care of each other genuinely as our Lord told us to do. God bless St. Lucia

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  31. Never felt it - Entrepot, Castries, St. Lucia.

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  32. Felt it in China

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  33. The 11,16 one felt like the one we experienced a few years ago, I got up from the chair and and run for cover at the door way

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  34. Live at pavee
    Didn't feel it

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  35. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. Matthew 13:8

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  36. So now we know where some of you'll leaving.

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  37. felt all four. in patience ,mon repos

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  38. wow so many earth quakes i guess when the disciples in the bible asked Jesus what will be the signs of his second coming and he said there will be earth quakes in divers places and wars and rumors of wars. wow look at those earth quakes today plus other days with tsunamis and thousands of people dieing all that fighting in syria with isis and all that other stuff. and just now people want to dress naked in the road get drunk get on vulgar and nasty and dont take heed of the word of god smh but then again i just remember Jesus said his coming will be like the days of noah endless people will just be drinking and having a good time getting drunk and not giving a damn because as we now a days say one life to live . i know i am going to get dislikes but like i alwyas say when the truth is said no one likes it and no one wants it but give them the lies and the dirtiness they will gladly accept it and this will burn them more to dislike it

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    • What they don't realise is that they are actually worshipping the god of bacchanal - Bacchus. "And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities." The bible says "when you shall see these things,look up for your redemption draweth nigh...". My St. Lucian people, God put us on this earth for a purpose and worshipping Bacchus is certainly not what we were put here for. Get ready, get ready, get ready, because Jesus is coming back soon...

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  39. ha God is giving us a warning before the bachannal and the nastines and drunkenness that will be take next week

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  40. felt the 7 am one. very short. less than 5 seconds.

    11:18 one lasted much longer.

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  41. Felt it in Barbados my head still hurting

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  42. wow, please stay safe my people

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  43. I felt the first one in balata and the second in the rodney bay marina

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  44. felt it in Guyana

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  45. Barbados felt it islandwide

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  46. Didn't feel a thing. Where was I !!!!

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  47. it good - thats to show us LUCIANS - when it rains it dont fall on one man housetop - the problems of the youth arent only theirs but the entire island's - and if we cant hear we will feel....

    nobody can stop MOTHER NATURE

    I WISH THE WHOLE CARNIVAL "FESTIVAL" would get washed out by GOD (MOTHER NATURE) as nobody deserves to be getting all stupid under the influence of alcohol and drugs during this SERIOUS time.

    my opinion is mine and I RESPECT YOURS!!

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  48. Felt it in Bexon

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  49. Felt it in Micoud

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  50. slight tremor felt in Guyana lasted about 5 seconds

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  51. Magnitude 5.6 foreshock followed by a magnitude 6.4 quake.
    Que pasa? What is happening?

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  52. I felt 2 minor tremors about 7am but they did not last very long. The second quake lasted about 35 seconds and was stronger I live @ the Northen tip of the Island

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  53. I felt two earthquakes after 11 I didnt felt any after 7

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  54. Felt it @ work in L'Anse Rd

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  55. I felt it ....it didn't last long

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  56. sookoo. I am in Castries and I just felt it and the buildings were rocking. Will head for the hills just in case.

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  57. I felt it lasted seconds for real

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  58. Felt it in Dominica

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  59. Felt it down south, Cacoa.

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  60. The aforementioned was felt @ More-Du-Don Rd, Castries.

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  61. Felt it in the south, lasted for a little while

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  62. Actually There Were Two Earthquakes This Morning;

    1. Magnitude: 5.3
    136km NE of Bathsheba, Barbados
    2015-07-16 11:01:47 UTC
    (7:01am Local Time)
    Location
    13.912°N 58.479°W
    Depth
    15.7 km

    2. Magnitude: 6.5
    140km NE of Bathsheba, Barbados
    2015-07-16 15:16:35 UTC
    (11:16am Local Time)
    Location
    14.000°N 58.500°W
    Depth
    23.0 km

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  63. Yes in la croix maingot

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  64. It seemed more like 1 and 1/2 minutes long. Gave us in the south quite a scare, with thw thunder and lightening.

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  65. It was particularly strong up here in Monier. My wine glasses were ringing like mad!

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  66. SNO quick with the news ... Lmao

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