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Caribbean islands rattled by minor earthquake


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(CMC) – An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 rattled three Caribbean islands on Sunday night, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries.

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI) said that the quake occurred at 9.25 pm (local time) at a depth of 10 kilometres.

It said the quake was located at Latitude: 15.04N, Longitude: 60.47W and was felt 83 km northeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique, 106 km east south east of Roseau, Dominica and 125 km north east of Castries, St Lucia.

In recent weeks several Caribbean countries have experienced earthquakes of various magnitudes and the SRC has warned the region to be prepared for a major quake.

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  1. STACEY, what I would do if I was inside and the building begin to sway,
    without thinking, I would get the hell out while I can. Out in the open and as far from
    the building as you can, hopefully nothing will fall over you. You have a split second to plan
    or to say a prayer; believe me it's not a good feeling. That's why we should always pray first, be it
    on the road, at sea or in the office. It does't take much, one jolt and the building is a wreck.Take care.

  2. All of these earthquakes happen in that same spot. Be prepared people!

  3. Perhaps Nemo or others should put out a "what to do in an Earthquake" message as most people dont know.


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