ODM Confirms Occurrences of earthquakes in Dominica

EarthquakeThe Office of Disaster Management (ODM) has confirmed the occurrence of two earthquakes that shook the Caribbean region, on Friday May 16th 2014.

The earthquakes were felt in various parts of Dominica and the Northern Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe, Antigua and Saint Kitts and Nevis.

According to the release from the ODM, the Seismic Research Center at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 at 7.02 a.m.

The release further stated that the quake was located 73 miles North East of Grande Anse, Guadeloupe at a depth of 6.3 miles, 152 km North East of Pointe a Pite, Guadeloupe, 157 km East of St. John’s Antigua and 223 km North East of Roseau, Dominica.

A second earthquake of magnitude 5.2 occurred at 8.30 a.m. at a depth of 10km and was located 173km North East of Pointe a Pierre, Guadeloupe, 174km East of St Johns Antigua and 242km North East of Roseau.

No reports of damage or injury have been reported and the Tsunami Warning Center has informed that no Tsunami activity had been generated as a result of the earthquakes.

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