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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  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.

  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.

  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.

  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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