The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad has confirmed that there was a small burst of earthquake events which occurred on land in southeast Saint Lucia.
These events happened on Wednesday (January 18) from 11:16 p.m. to 11:27 p.m.
They were located between 13.79°N -13.80°N and 60.91°W – 60.97°W with magnitudes from 1.9 to 3.0 and depths of 10 – 15 kilometer. These events were reportedly felt in Soufriere and Vieux Fort.
While some have suggested that it might be a volcanic earthquake swarm given how shallow they were, SRC said given the location of the earthquakes, it is highly unlikely that it was that.
These results have been reviewed by a seismologist.
It is not clear if the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has received any reports of damage as a result of this event; however, the SRC will continue to monitor the situation.