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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake and several others recorded in Eastern Caribbean

Published:Saturday | December 2, 2023 | 10:08 AM
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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Several earthquakes were reported in the Caribbean overnight into early Saturday with the strongest having a magnitude of 6.0 that was recorded northeast of Guadeloupe.

According to the Trinidad-based UWI Seismic Research Center, the events have worried people in the Caribbean. 

“Please note that our region is a seismically active one and we can feel events in a short period of time. This is why we always urge persons to plan, prepare and practice for any earthquake event,” the centre said in a statement.

The magnitude 6.0 earthquake was recorded near Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat around 4:48 am (local time) on Saturday at a depth of 16 km.

According to the Automatic Earthquake Location from the research centre, the quake was felt in Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

“This one was reported as being felt very strong by social media users in Guadeloupe, Dominica, Antigua, St Kitts and Nevis and Montserrat.”

Meanwhile, on Friday night several earthquakes were also recorded near the same chain of islands.

A magnitude 4.4 earthquake was recorded near Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat around 11 p.m. (local time) at a depth of 34.8 km.

In addition, several other tremors rocked the region in the past few hours.

Another tremor of 3.8 magnitude was reported near Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

It occurred around 11:13 p.m. at a depth of 10 km.

Before this, a 3.6 magnitude earthquake was recorded near St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia and Grenada.

This quake occurred around 11:01 p.m. (local time )at a depth of 5 km.

Also, at 10:58 p.m. (local time), a 3.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 48.6 km was recorded near Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

Then at 10:31 p.m. (local time), a magnitude 4.3 earthquake was recorded near Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

It occurred at a depth of 7.7 km.

And a 3.8 magnitude earthquake was recorded near St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Montserrat.

It occurred around 8:17 p.m. (local time) at a depth of 80.6 km.

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