UPDATED: UWI Seismic confirms earthquake felt in Saint Lucia and neighbouring islands

By SNO Staff

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad an Tobago has confirmed that an earthquake was felt in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Martinique on Thursday morning.

Most persons in Saint Lucia reported feeling the quake at about 10:18 a.m. The Centre said the quake occurred at 10:16 a.m.

Reports of the quake are coming from the north and south of Saint Lucia.

No immediate reports of damages were received.

The UWI Seismic Research Centre said based on preliminary reports the magnitude of the earthquake is 4.7. This may change after further assessments.

The Centre further reported that the earthquake was located 14.01 north and 60.40 west with a depth of 21 kilometres.

The earthquake occurred 64km east of Castries, Saint Lucia; 100km southeast of Fort-de-France, Martinique; and 132 km northeast of Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Centre stated.

 

 

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55 comments

  1. This makes me nervous considering my wedding is in St. Lucia in a few weeks!

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  3. When ever it triggers a tsunami, head for the hills.

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  5. God is good.

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  7. The Commentator

    THE PROBLEM WITH EARTHQUAKES IS THAT SCIENTISTS ARE NOT ABLE AS YET TO DEVELOP AN EARLY WARNING SYSTEM TO PREDICT THE APPROXIMATE TIME, DATE,LOCATION AND MAGNITUDE OF EACH EARTHQUAKE.
    SINCE ST.LUCIA AND THE OECS EXPERIENCE FREQUENT EARTHQUAKES THEN WE MUST HAVE A MANDATORY BUILDING CODE WHICH WILL ADDRESS THE DESIGN,LOCATION AND CONSTRUCTION OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS.
    DOES ANY AGENCY IN ST. LUCIA TEST THE STEEL REBARS IMPORTED INTO THIS ISLAND AND USED FOR CONSTRUCTION TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE THE RIGHT STRENGTH?

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  9. ,...I didn't feel a thing,..was too busy getting depressed from government TAXES!!

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  11. I did not feel a thing at Piaye Laborie.

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  13. This is a Call from god belive is or not.

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  15. I felt it. Work at the grande

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  17. I felt it. Work at the grande

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  19. I was in the kitchen cooking when I felt it but I didn't feel it not until my husband felt it first and shouted earthquake, earthquake.

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  21. PEOPLE JUST CONTINUING PRAYING EVERYDAY BECAUSE WITH ALL THOSE EARTHQUAKES SO OFTEN YOUR'LL COULD NEVER KNOW WHEN WE WILL GET A TSUNAMI AND IF WE HAVE TO CONTINUE DOING BAD GOD WILL JUST SMITE US BY GIVING US A TSUNAMI, BUT PEOPLE REMEMBER IF YOU EVER SEE THE SEA GOING BACK DON'T GO AND WATCH, RUN, RUN AND RUN FOR THE CLOSEST HILL YOU CAN FIND.

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  23. St lucians make fun of everything
    Pray and ask for God mercy

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    • Is that the Christian god, the Muslim god, the Hindu god, the god of thunder, or one of the other multitude of gods from the beginning of time?

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  25. Hope this was not the messenger for the inevitable big one that the scientist and authorities want to blight us with, telling us that we are long overdue for a big one.

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  27. Felt while I was driving!!

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  29. Yall fellas typed that during the earthquake for tru. wow!!Or else, yall got a heads up on the earthquake and was just waiting to post it

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  31. Felt It all the way in Vieux-Fort South

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  33. Ok I'm not crazy lol I definitely felt it in Castries.

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  35. i felt in in girard cacoa..it started around 10.16 a.m

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  37. Felt it in Souf

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  39. lol lol I love my St. Lucians!!!!!

    Quick reporting though

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  41. I agree with Bayteese surprisingly no one's blaming Kenny LOL

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  43. free Buju........

    not a geologist but these centre of these quakes seem to be getting closer to our shores, before the would have happen between Martinique and st. Lucia.

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  45. dat was kennynomics! LOL!!

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  47. Did anyone notice that as soon as the Speaker of the House called upon the Hon. Prime Minister to address the House the tremor started. Is that St Lucian Mar Lere or coincidence? Just curious!!!!! Large Smile!!!!:):)

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  49. Maad!!! Fast reporting!!kudos!!!!

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  51. Magnitude 4.6 - 53km (33m) E of Dennery.

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  53. UWI, SRC - Automatic Earthquake Location

    DATE AND TIME:
    2015-05-14 10:16 am (Local Time)
    2015-05-14 14:16 (UTC)

    MAGNITUDE:
    4.7

    LOCATION:
    Latitude: 14.01N
    Longitude: 60.40W
    Depth: 21 km

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    • Just off St. lucia. Sounds like volcanic activity on its way. A few weeks ago it was Chile. Most people forget that we live on a violent planet that is constantly evolving. I have experienced a 5.7 in the California desert in 1996

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  55. yall not blaming kenny for the earthquake?? LOL

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  57. Felt it in laborie

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  59. Felt it also live at marc

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  61. I didn't feel it but my mom said she did...and some co-workers said they felt it as well....

    from the South. VF

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  63. yep....end of time is here

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  65. That's too low of a magnitude to have made any damages..

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    • USER don't underestimate GOD'S work, you are not GOD.

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    • My contribution

      It's not just the magnitude.Its the magnitude along with the depth. When it is deep damage can be unlikely. The shallow ones are more dangerous.

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  67. But this is the third for me. Most people haven talked about the other two I experienced.

    The last one was a month ago at aprox 2.17 am local time.!!!

    People need to be sensitised- Nepal can happen here!

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  69. mama that just happen about 10 minutes ago that on news already

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    • Technology mama, technology. Don't underestimate technology. When I'm at home at nights I know the satellite does be watching me everynight.

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  71. I felt it

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  73. SNO wow i applaud u that was quick reporting and yes I felt it on the morne

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  75. That was quick posting! Lol. It hasn't even showed up on the Liveearthquakes map yet.

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  77. Maysieur...you mean to tell me whilst the earthquake was happening, you all posted this...LOL. Boy talk abt fast news!

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  79. Hope it's not the volcano!

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  81. Keep the lord's prayer.

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