Minor earthquake near St Lucia

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Minor earthquake near St Lucia

(PRESS RELEASE) – The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) has received information from the UWI Seismic Research Centre, Trinidad, indicating that that there was a 3.7 magnitude earthquake about 112 kilometres north east of Castries at 9:32 p.m., on Jan. 22.

The earthquake occurred at latitude 14.65 north and 60.19 west at a depth of 10 kilometres.

(GIS note: Earthquakes with a magnitude measuring between 2.5 to 5.4 are often felt but only cause minor damage. There are about 30,000 each year. A 3.7 magnitude earthquake is categorized as minor.)

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