EARTH QUAKE SHAKES DOMINICA

Earthquake-1Many Dominicans were awakened by rumbling, as an earthquake shook the Island during the early hours on Tuesday February 18th 2014.

A report by the United States Geological Survey stated that a 6.7-magnitude earthquake shook several Caribbean Islands.

Acting Programme Officer at the Office of Disaster Management, Mr. Steve Joseph, reassured however that there are no threats of a tsunami.

He noted, he did not feel the earth quake and is unaware how many persons felt it but it did take place.

The epicenter was approximately 126 miles to the northeast of Bridgetown, Barbados at a depth of 20 miles.

Reports indicate that the strongest quakes were felt in countries including; Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada.

 

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