UWI confirms earthquake occured in South East Castries today

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PRESS RELEASE – The University of  the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (SRC) in Trinidad has confirmed that today, Tuesday, December 31, 2014, at about 3:45 am (local time), an earthquake occurred approximately 73.0 km South East of Castries, Saint Lucia.

According to preliminary results, the event occurred at a depth of 23 km and had a magnitude of 3.6 on the Richter scale.

The National Emergency Management Organization has not yet received any reports of damage as a result of this event.

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4 comments

  1. for those of u who are unaware tsunamis do not occur at all plate boundaries. They occur at destructive plate boundaries more precisely subduction zones. Where one plate is subducted under another.

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  2. On December 8th Dominica suffered a magnitude 15 to 6 earth shake - those 'in-cans' put back some of the most ignorant and corrupt politicians in the Caribbean.

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  3. One occurred near the coast of Barbados a few days ago. Why are they so frequent in our area. Hope the magnitude remains low and do not trigger a tsunami.

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  4. Earthquake insurance covered in the "Act of God" part of your house insurance? I rent. So, that's not my problem. Remember from Guadeloupe to Trinidad all these islands have an earthquake problem. Besides that we have the ignorant politician problem.

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