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Burst of earthquake events recorded in Saint Lucia

By SNO Staff

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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.

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5 comments

  1. God talking.that's all

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  2. i felt it. it woke me up from sleep. thought it was a dream.

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  3. It is anyone's guess what is happening deep underground in the mountainous rain forests of Micoud and northern Vieux Fort. Unfortunately we don't have the technology to see what lies in the deep earth under our feet but we know what is happening on a distant star millions of miles away from Earth.

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    • These tremors were recorded at the seismic research centre in Trinidad - where the technology is located and recorded. That is how they are able to give feedback on depth, location and size of the tremors. Why am I telling you this "Hello"? Do your research!

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