CARIBBEAN 360 – Two 4.0 magnitude earthquakes were recorded off Barbados yesterday.
The first occurred around 1:28 p.m., about 122 kilometres northeast of the capital, Bridgetown. It was followed by another tremor at 4:39 p.m. at 140 km northeast of Bridgetown.
It appeared neither shake was felt by many residents.
The epicentre of both earthquakes also put the tremors at more than 230 miles east of Castries, St. Lucia and over 250 miles east southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique.
The last earthquake recorded off Barbados by the University of the West Indies’ Seismic Research Centre was on August 7.
Prior to that, multiple tremors occurred daily off Barbados for just under a week and a half, starting July 16.